With the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals seeing NZ take on Ireland and Australia getting flogged by England this weekend, a quick survey of social media comments sections reveals 99.999% of Kiwis are trying to appear confident on the outside, but are really sweating like a Labour Party backbencher list MP.
“Oh yeah. The Mighty ABs will smash them bro” said one fan on some other newspapers Facebook page.
Curiously the same fan was also spotted on a sports betting fan group providing a meticulously researched 3000 word breakdown of why Ireland will win.
“Load up on Ireland lads, ABs are nowhere” he reckons.
No such dramas for the dozen or so remaining Wallabies fans though.