I thought it was interesting to see quite a lot of chat out on the field. Both Ioane brothers, Nanai, SBW etc. I'm used to seeing the Blues walk around with puzzled looks on their faces so it was good to see some chat. SBW commented on it post game.
You could see them joking and staying relaxed too. TJ seems to be in the middle of that, like he was for Auckland.
In previous years you could see the pressure building as a team got close.. which would result in the inevitable loss in the last 5mins
@antipodean Yeah they won't go anywhere as all their play is off the cuff and they make the Blues look half decent at defending rolling mauls. Once you take the Sunwolves on up front the rest will take care of itself.