If I remember correctly, the next three test matches were all decided by a margin of one point, be it a win or a loss. How times have changed we are now so far behind NZ, Australia would struggle to beat their 2nd XV or 3rd XV.
it is such a shame that our game is falling behind. Imagine how strong our talent pool would be if league stopped poaching our young players
Joker , as usual you have nailed it . with the picture of the trenches. Some creative thinking is definitely needed at the ARU.
Re that Cranbrook 86 win . would be interested to see teamlists for both schools
Not entirely sure . but might of been the year Cranbrook had Grant Lodge . there wasn't much of him, but he was a slippery customer . and unless I am mistaken he has abandoned Brook for Waverley .. having son or sons at Birrell Street.
So as a Waverley supporter hoping to see an elusive Lodge on the wing in future years
and Tom cross in forwards. one of mervs sons