Originally Posted by Flem274*
New Zealand are an honest, hard working outfit whose sum is greater than their parts and it is always heart warming to see them achieve a rare upset when their opponents do not play to their potential.
But srsly I think some people in influential places buy into this somewhat. You hear it in interviews with players and management all the time. "If we play our best we will compete" and the like when we're playing teams with similar rankings to ours, let alone higher ups.
And we will never win with the above attitude. Ever. Considering NZ successes in sports of similar sizes with much, much, much less funding behind them, there is no excuse for the second largest sport in NZ to hide behind mummys legs.