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Rise against the machine

The Warriors come in to this game off the back of their first 80-minute performance of the year. They were disciplined, patient and then kicked away in the final 20 minutes. The game plan was clear: keep it tight early on, do all the basics right, control possession and territory, and attack once the opposition starts to tire. After a stuttery start, they started to run like a well-oiled machine.

The men from Mt Smart showed us a world without errors and penalties, without panic or frustration. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from here is a choice that’s up to them.

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This Could Be The Start Of Something Big


As you may have guessed by the excess of exclamation marks, I’ve been waiting for this week for what feels like a long, long time.

The start of every season is like the start of a new relationship, where everything is fresh and exciting, and you start having these crazy, beautiful dreams every time you close your eyes. Wedding bells, premiership rings, Clive Churchill medals — anything is possible. Continue reading This Could Be The Start Of Something Big