The lesson was there for all to see.
Former Black Fern and Otago rugby player Farah Palmer won the board and management category at the annual Women of Influence Awards on Tuesday night.
The vintage of 2018 are going to look like the vintage of 1998 - now let's hope they play like the mob from 20 years ago.
The five competition points claimed in Invercargill on Saturday has cemented Otago in the top four of the Mitre 10 Cup championship division.
The Otago Spirit fell to its first loss of the season, going down 38-10 to Wellington Pride in the capital on Saturday.
The Otago Spirit will get a severe examination of its ability when it takes on the Wellington Pride in Porirua today.
The Mitre 10 Cup is not drawing crowds through the gate across the country and a lack of stars and unfriendly kick-off times is not helping.
It was a classic game of two halves when the Otago Spirit beat Hawke’s Bay at Logan Park on Saturday.
Otago opened the national under-19 tournament with a 29-22 win against Auckland Development in Taupo yesterday.
Wins do not come much uglier than this, but Otago coach Ben Herring says sometimes they can make the season.