Wasn’t this the most electrifying sporting encounter of the year? Preceded by a thrilling haka performed by Munster’s four kiwis, led by Doug Howlett. Then a largely second string Munster team threw themselves at the almighty New Zealand team like the tribe of mad bogmen that they are, and in the process restored some pride in Irish rugby.
The sight of the four antipodean Munster men with their teammates standing behind them, fronting up to the Kiwis makes the hairs stand on the back of my neck. A colleague in work who hails from Munster turned up in work today even though he had planned to take the day off. He turned up because he just needed to talk to someone.