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Yes, there was a rivalry — a fierce and unforgiving one — but afterwards there were friendships, many strong and lasting. It feels like that respect has gone now, as anachronistic as the post-match piss up. There has always been tension in Bledisloe build ups, but this week has fallen into farce.
When we should be talking about a test match, we are tittering about testicles. The harsh reality is without a strong ally next door, New Zealand Rugby is at risk of a hemispheric marooning. South African rugby has already begun its first foray into Europe with the Cheetahs and Kings joining the Pro14 and, if successful, more will follow.
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Life support is required, and the Bledisloe Cup is the machine. It has not proven to be very effective at keeping the heart beating. That angers and frustrates the fans, and that feeling is magnified by the fact Australian Super Rugby sides went against New Zealand teams this year. Against this depressing backdrop, you would think the Bledisloe Cup would be a chance to reignite the passion for the game, but once again here we are in roadside attraction land. Forget the bluff and bluster and bullshit.
This must be a test match for the players. This must be the stage upon which the great Bledisloe show of the past is revived for the next generation. The rest is bad marketing.Couple/Relationship Goals 2017 ❥
It is time to put away the sneering and the off-field acrimony and let the game do the talking. We as fans want to see the best of both sides and we sure as hell want this contest to once again be the defining series in the southern hemisphere. I think back to that greatest game ever played, when the All Blacks won and no one was sure what had happened or what they had just witnessed.
And I think now of the great respect between two of the men in the middle that day: Justin Marshall and George Gregan. Their individual battle — lippy, frustrating, niggly and wonderful — was worth the price of admission alone.
I also support France the team in spite of France the countryand for the imagined, alternative flag it flaunts in the face of France. Have it in French: InI left the country for a year, and eventually for good.
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Not that racial matters in the US are any better; but I figured it might feel a bit different to actually be a foreigner. I was naturalized recently, which I suppose makes me French-American.
Things are a bit more complex: I take it everywhere, often keep it in my pocket, sometimes pull it out to use as a bludgeon on unsuspecting bigots, racists, misguided liberals, and more often than not I just sit on it. It makes for a decent pillow. France and the US are not so different.
They make similar claims for values of universalism and openness that are belied by their histories and politics.
The right of soil has been attacked in recent decades, but still, it remains. But in France, we do not hyphenate: Lately, more of these sewers have been opened and their stench have become an unavoidable component of the French political atmosphere.
But see, some of us were born with that smell in our nostrils.
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Can there be more than schadenfreude in seeing darkest France win it for a country increasingly defined by its racism and pettiness? Is it schadenfreude or a peculiar form of backdoor patriotism? What am I rooting for? I also gleefully pointed out the blackness of our best players.
Yet I could not help but feel a little queasy at the multiplication of tweets—many by probably well-meaning white Anglos—summarizing centuries of history into witty tidbits French fascist Jean-Marie Le Pen would not have frowned upon. Many of these, whether they mean to or not, reinforce the notion that blackness in France is necessarily not-quite-French.
But France has been black for centuries. If a point must be made by way of this team, maybe it is that France should not be allowed to claim distinction and separation from Africa so casually, because France owes Africa everything.