Gone are the days when the All Blacks backed up for their provinces after playing in a Test match the previous day. But on 13 September 1981, that is exactly what a group of them did in this memorable Wellington - Manawatu match at Athletic Park, won 28-10 by Wellington.
This was not just the day after any regular Test match, but one of the most noted of all time - the third and deciding Test against the Springboks in their controversial 1981 series. Less than 24 hours earlier, the All Blacks, featuring several Wellington and Manawatu players, had just beaten of a flour bomb attack from the air and defeated the Springboks 25-22 on the park to clinch their volatile series.
No fewer than nine players - Allan Hewson, Stu Wilson, Bernie Fraser and Murray Mexted for Wellington and Lachie Cameron, Doug Rollerson, Mark Donaldson, Geoff Old and Gary Knight for Manawatu - had played against the Springboks. Manawatu tighthead prop Gary Knight had both scored a try and been nailed on the head in a direct hit by a flour bomb dropped from a low circling Cessna plane, while Wellington wing Wilson had also scored a try and fullback Hewson had kicked the match and series winning penalty.
A the BIL fans are talking about a tough schedule? Take a concrete pill the lot of ya!
(Mind you, I think Gary Knight was actually made of concrete so a pill wasn't needed in his case.)
As for Rollerson, I seem to remember him having a decent boot on him. Especially so in the days of the wet leather ball.
@Stargazer Actually, I was thinking to perhaps replace Pulu with Buckman - although I like Buckman more in the midfield.
I haven't necessarily picked my favourites - but, more leaned towards how I think Hansen etc see things. So those like e.g. Hames and Manu who've been previously been picked for the ABs have stayed there at the expense of people like Goodes - though, in all honesty, I've never really noticed Goodes dominating scrums (which I've certainly seen from Hames and Manu) or being a huge force around the field.
I'm not keen on Tevita Li, but I was mainly struggling to think of other credible left wings. Does Duffie play on the left? Aso? Pretty sure Cory Jane is a right wing.
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@Baron-Silas-Greenback similar story for us in Wellington. We had rain overnight and a bit of wind, but nothing like Wahine level storm they were talking about. I'm all good with a safety first approach though, especially as the storm did cause some serious damage in other parts of the country.
Just as an aside ... given this is the Fern ... to clarify: reference to @Mokey was acknowledgement that she shared some ideas on how to develop Ms boo's writing talent. Ms boo writes about talking wolves and spooky forests ... not historical "romance".
@Pot-Hale on review of the thread I can't see where I was quoting anybody.
I expect it was a comment directly from the judging panel. Which pretty much stems from the fact that Joe Schmidt is a flufflybunny and always will be as far as I am concerned. Fuck him. Never liked him from scouts and school days.
Also tell me what was wrong with the comment "one good win"? Who else did he beat of any quality? ...
Well they beat Scotland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well. But if you want to be a begrudging moanfart, why not just say so? Tsk tsk.
Now now - there's no need to be cranky. If you don't want to include him because you didn't think of him, that's okay to say so....
I don't think you grasp how this works. It's not up to Booboo to nominate every option.
You should have nominated the 2nd best fullback this year.
Eh I grasp it clearly Virgil. I know it's not up to BooBoo - I'm taking the pish, it's just banter.
In my defence, I did actually say something in the nominations like " yeah Smith not bad, Stuart Hogg was pretty good too or a good second" - or words to that effect.
Edit: @Pot-Hale said in 15. Fullback of the Year 2016:
Yeah's he's not bad.
Stuart Hogg for me in second place.
Thanks. So you admit you didn't on nominate him and said he wasn't good enough to be considered.