Thank god for that! I’m still recovering from the stress of it all. France had the better of the game, but the All Blacks hung on and hung on, sweating on a one point lead for most of the second half.
All Blacks’ captain, Richie McCaw’s, reaction about sums it up. The journalist interviewing him said, “How do you feel?” His answer: “Absolutely shagged.” It was a tough tough game, physically and emotionally.