Earlier this year
New Zealand v Cairns Jan 24
After getting beaten in OT in Cairns, New Zealand get a chance for a quick reply tonight, in NZ.
Cairns's season is over. Done, dusted, start planning Mad Monday and what you will dress up as, as well as the end of season trip to Bali.
NZ has a glimmer for their final’s aspirations. I have a glimmer too. My glimmer of hope is that I can ride my magical unicorn down to the brewery I own and surround myself with Swedish backpackers. It's unlikely NZ will play finals, but no reason why they won't have a crack.
The season has been tight and both teams have been like Jay from the Inbetweeners who reckons he can do it and has done it, but falls over under pressure when it matters. Both teams with a few problems, but mainly consistency and not firing all at once. It's hard to find two back to back games resulting in wins with a full team contributing. Both seem to be firing on 4 cylinders in a 6 cylinder car.
Cairns will have their work cut out tonight. At home God Defends New Zealand (Aotearoa), so I'm thinking a New Zealand win.