The slogan goes: I support New Zealand and anyone who plays Australia.
It should be I support Australia unless they’re playing New Zealand.
Paul Henry asked on Radio Live yesterday afternoon, who we’d rather have living next door? I agreed with him I couldn’t think of anyone better than the Aussies.
They’re not just our neighbours, friends and allies; they’re good neighbours, friends and allies.
Unfortunately there are morons on both sides of the Tasman who take what should be the sort of friendly rivalry you get between siblings far too far and get stupid.
Some of them are on television. I just saw someone interviewing one of the USA team and saying, don’t worry you’ll have all of New Zealand backing the Eagles because we don’t want the Wallabies to win.
He’s not speaking for me. I like the USA and have good friends there but tonight I’m backing Australia.
In other news – no surprises last night in the Springboks’ 87 – 0 win against Namibia.