Any psychological edge the Black Sticks took into their "grudge match" with Australia yesterday disappeared in about a minute.
Here is a glimpse into the future for you.
No Wagner. No de Boorder. No someone else. No hope?
Ella Gunson is not exactly under the gun.
Alex Hanan might fight for Australia but he is a Dunner-Stunner.
Apparently, the all-conquering Old Boys are not finding it any easier than any other club this season.
In a candid interview, Black Caps left-armer Neil Wagner tells cricket writer Adrian Seconi why he is leaving Otago and why the team will be just fine without him.
Last year it was powerful hooker Asafo Aumua who set the World Rugby under-20 championships alight.
A few more measly bonus points and Green Island would be ensconced in the top four.
Sean Dancer hopes to turn a marginal pass into an opening.
The last thing an Otago batsman would want to see is Neil Wagner tearing in from the other end.
Neil Wagner's decision to move north and play for Northern Districts this summer will leave more than a gap in just the wickets' column.
Otago gave Neil Wagner a platform to reach for his dreams and for that he will be ''eternally grateful''.
Otago Boys' High School came and conquered.
Todd Astle in. Otago pair Jimmy Neesham and Neil Broom out.
New faces. New coach. Same old attitude.
St Kevin's College shapes as the big improver in the Otago premier schools competition.
St Kevin's backed up a strong effort on the opening weekend of the Otago premier schools competition while John McGlashan also remain unbeaten.
Southern stuck to a predictable but ultimately successful game plan to beat University while Harbour stacked more than 40 points on Dunedin.
First Otago wicketkeeper Derek de Boorder pulls out of the contracting process to focus on life after cricket.