To paraphrase Justin Marshall's long winded and bizarre
commentary, said in all seriousness before the last
game: 'whoever gets it over the line most often and over
the goal posts and therefore scores the most points will be
Golden Oldie: There is a small, subtle but important
difference. In SA it was a way of segregating people of
colours and races. In NZ those people enjoy the right to
paticipate in life side by side with all other people and
instances like the Maori teams instead of segregation are use
to promote the culture and contributions to our country. The
same actions by two different parties (whatever the action)
can have vastly different reasons and implications; in this
case one was used to put a race down, and the other to
celebrate and lift it up.
I am a Kiwi living in Oz, and an avid HighLanders supporter.
My view on the penalty try was it should have been called no
try and a penalty, but no card. Also how did they allow
Bucky's try after he was tackled, and the arm carrying the
ball touched the ground? I thought he was supposed to release
the ball, even though he wasn't held. But we take the good
with the bad and in the last 2 games I think we have had all
the good calls, so some bad calls are just around the corner,
or do we still have some good ones to come our way to balance
all the bad ones we received? To be honest I haven't been
After his most impressive debut at fiendish Chambers Bay,
young aussie Cameron Smith is a potential superstar. He three
putted three greens on Sunday including the first from ten
feet, but his composure, bounce back and his performance to
be the only player in the field to equal or better par in
each round stamps him as one of the most exciting youngsters
in a valedictory class Of 2015. Watch him in the Open at St.
Andrews. He just might win.