- Aug 30, 2010
I would usually agree with that sentiment but I’m not so sure. If Australia beat you and NZ and go onto win I still wouldn’t necessarily think they’re the best team in the world but deserved winners, no doubt.
Look, mate, I’m not conceding anything. I think we’ve got a great chance of getting to a final, equally I wouldn’t be shocked if we went out the weekend, I’ll have to assess the manner of the defeat when/if it comes.
I think your point blank refusal to accept any kind of advantage to you, NZ and France is a tad disingenuous, though, as I think deep down, the reason you’re getting a bit prickly about it is you know it is an advantage.
I’ll tell you what; I’ll meet you half way, you admit it’s given you a slight advantage with regards to rest, prep and injuries and I’ll admit that perhaps I’ve been overstating the advantage.
Even old man Arnie has conceded that it’s gives you a slight edge.
The only way it would give us any sort of edge would be if we were struggling with injuries. We're not though.