Originally posted by muppyman
This Kiwi says the Boks won a game of rugby by two points against the AB's. Nothing new about that, it has happened many times in the past and doubtless will again. The big difference is that we wont go bleating to the press about the winners cheating. I have not heard anyone here in NZ call SA an inferior world champion team. As for the nonsense of saying ...[text shortened]... Hillary and Tensing Norgay did it, so historical results should give confidence only to idiots.
Strange that you have not heard what was said about our coach and team during the week before the game - the rest of the world did...
As for the fact that we beat you at the House of Pain - any other team in the world would see that as an accomplishment as it has only happened 4 (?) times in history so far. (Indicating what a great team the AB are.) You should take pride in the fact that we see it as an accomplishment. No need to bring negative energy into it.
About your comment that we were complaining about cheating (you are referring to the scrum issue, I presume?) - did I not hear a lot of excuses from your side about Richie McCaw being injured a week later?
Did I not also hear your coach crying about our players tackling your star players 'too hard', or 'targeting key players?' (Specifically Dan Carter, but it was about Richie McCaw a while ago.)
My general opinion about the game is that it was a contest between two great teams, who both played well on the day. It was good entertainment, as opposed to the week before when our team let themselves down.
Looks like the defeat hurt you quite a bit, looking at your reaction to a post that did even not belittle your great team in any way. ;-)