The heavy shower of rain as the sides emerged for kickoff
virtually washed away the Solomon Island's chances of success
at North Harbour Stadium tonight and in the end they
capitulated 6-1 to a rampant All Whites.
Five penalties to two, nary a try in sight; it sounds rather
northern hemisphere-ish, but Bay of Plenty will wake up
tomorrow wondering how they failed to take anything from
tonight's premiership game in Hamilton.
Haier, the Chinese home appliance company, has offered to buy
the 80 percent of Fisher & Paykel Appliances it doesn't
already own for $1.20 a share, valuing the New Zealand
company at about $869 million.
The Springboks say they have been written off and therefore
have nothing to lose against the All Blacks in Dunedin on
Saturday but those hoping for a more expansive game plan as a
result are likely to be disappointed.