20 November, 2017, 12:00 am
Below is an email sent by a New Zealander and supporter after their quarter-final loss to the Bati.
“Outstanding performance from Fiji Bati in beating NZ Kiwis in world rugby league cup quarter-final. Two tiny proud Pacific Island nations (Tonga and Fiji) in a week beating the Kiwis! What an effort and how proud those nations must be of their heroes right now. So much respect for them.
“Kiwis? Utterly disgraceful efforts from a poorly coached bunch of over-paid, embarrassing, underperforming, badly led princesses. No pride in the jersey, no respect for the opposition, no heart, no passion. Did I mention incompetent?
“Yes, they’ll be hurting and so they should be. Learn a lesson from your Pacific Island cousins about playing for your country and representing your people!
“David Kidwell, you weren’t a bad player, but you’re a s#@t coach and motivator. Mind you if the players can’t motivate themselves to represent their country, something many of us would have given our left n#t to do, what hope have we possibly got?
“Congratulations Fiji! You played for something we didn’t!”
Toso Viti toso!