On Sunday when the All Blacks were unceremoniously thrown out of the rugby World Cup I felt quite sorry for the players, who are no doubt feeling totally humiliated by the whole thing. They've looked so sheepish and frightened in all the media reports so far, I guess they had the pressure of an entire nation on them to win win win. When they lost, I thought that NZers in their 1000s would be lining up to give them a good kicking. And some apparently are. I hear that on talkback radio there's some fairly vitriolic criticism of the All Blacks.
But this has restored my hope for NZ kind.