Kiwis Fly in Wellington
Putting a week of controversy behind them, the Kiwi rugby league team put the English away in emphatic style over the weekend 34-4 at Wellington’s Stadium. The result puts pressure on England, who must now win their final pool game against the World Champion Australians to deny the Kiwis a place in the Tri-Nations grand final. Confidence is high in the Kiwi camp following their win, with the team already booked in to a Sydney hotel in anticipation of what they hope will be an Australian victory, and a lifeline for the defence of their Tri-Nations title. According to Kiwi coach Brian McClennan, Reuben Wiki and his boys will be “blowing up green and gold balloons, getting streamers and putting them around the room and cheering for the Aussies”.