- There is nothing like a wounded All Black team. That was good controlled anger. The All Blacks are always at their best after a loss.
- How important was Nonu? The big improvers from last week were Carter and C Smith. One plays inside, one plays outside.
- NMS has been superb in his first two tests. Which proves the fallacy of Experience is everything
- Re the 1991 comparisons. Forget Carter for Fox; what about Woodcock for McDowell? The scrum is still a worry.
- Dane Coles is fantastic in the loose, but is that RWC type play?
- The Rugby World Cup final in 2015 is not being played at Eden Park. In fact none of it is.