NZ All Blacks off to France and the Rugby World Cup...
Sometime tomorrow the All Blacks rugby team and its retinue of management, coaches and support crew leave New Zealand for France, on their journey to find the holy grail of international 15- a- side rugby, the 'Rugby World Cup'. It will be the best prepared and selected team to leave the country for a world cup.
The tournament starts very soon and the favourites for the event, the New Zealand "All Blacks", arguably the greatest and most successful rugby team and brand during the last one hundred years, and the winner of the inaugural tournament 20 years ago are poised to win it for a second time this year.
They were rated as the No 1 side before and after the last world cup in Australia, won by England. The New Zealand collective psyche demands victory this year!
I will make a regular report on the tournament during the next seven weeks. The RWC is one of the major international sporting events of the year.