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Most of your post I agree with.

I have no problem with an Aus side losing & like you enjoy a good hard fought match no matter the sport or outcome.

The match we are talking about had non of that it was a premeditated decision by the KIwis not to win & infact to make sure they lost by enough to give the Sth Africans an extra point.This they did to make sure that the Aussie's couldn't make the finals.

Hey people paid to watch the match , people bet on the match etc
I just can't remember any team(in any sport) going into such a match with that intent.

I also think it backfired on them given the absolute thrashing they were handed out in the finals & I say they deserved it.

It don't say much(no confidence) about what you think of your fellow teammates when your captain acts in such a way, kinda like hey the only way we can get into the finals is to let the Proteas beat us.The Aussie way is hey we might not make the finals but by golly were gonna have a go.

The Kiwis should have had a go, they didn't they decided not to have a go, shame on them full stop.

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