>What a night – #1273
The Canterbury Crusaders had already dedicated their game against the New South Wales Waratahs to November’s Pike River mining disaster
before Christchurch’s earthquake hit and their stadium was damaged.
So 11,000 Nelsonians – most wearing red and black to support the almost-locals – turned up at Trafalgar Park the other night to watch them play in West Coast colours and enjoy a comprehensive 33-18 win over the Waratahs.
Dan Carter – All Black 1st five-eighths extraordinaire – scored every conversion and penalty he attempted and Sonny Bill Wiiliams – All Blacks centre (who – as far as I can work out – every New Zealand woman under the age of 70 wants to breed from) scored a try.
Experts and non-expert
Don’s head (left)