So far so good for unity between Australian and New Zealand Christians. We agree that the Lord has made this day, 31 October (northern hemisphere time). It may have been hijacked in times past by pumpkin loving trick or treaters but today is a new day, the day when years of emotional anticipation and depth planning are put to the test. And I am not looking at you, the Head Usher at Twickenham, when I talk about years of planning for this day. St Steve and St Richie, with St Dan and St Ma'a and all the saints in the squad, may our prayers tomorrow on All Saints Day be prayers of thanksgiving and not tears of grief.
LATER: Prayers of Thanksgiving it is! A great game, played well by both sides, with many minutes of it absolutely suitable video material for "How to Play Rugby Perfectly."