After watching this mornings Tri Nations game, I am really starting to see similarities between the Queensland Origin team of old (I say of Old, as NSW are just aas passionate these days) and the Kiwi's! While the error rate was high this morning and GB generally did lose the plot, I do feel that it was pretty obvious who wanted to win that game the most, and it was definately the kiwi's! The Kiwi's seemingly started this series with a patch job for a team after NRL and ESL limited their access to high profile players and generally stuffed them around, but the Kiwi's coach Brian McClennan has instilled an amount of passion, pride and general team solidarity that I don't I recall seeing in NZ rugby league. So much so that it seems incomprehensable that they won't be in this years final, and if they are, I can't imagine Stacey Jones wouldn't change his mind and come back for one last game... in fact I'll be surprised if he doesn't agree to play the rest of the series! To add to what McClennan has already contributed, he has now come out and stuck it to the ARL and threatened them with boycott if NZ rugby league isn't treated fairly in future series: <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div> Now, I'm an Aussie, but I'm so glad this has happened! I'm sick of the NRL having all the say on NZ's internationals! It's been more detremental to international RL than almost anything else, as it's denying top quality opposition and reducing the legitmacy of the games. Good on McClennan! I hope that NZ go on and win the series and the ARL and RFL is forced to start treating NZ as an equal partner... International league has been very badly run for a long time, and this could be the shake up it needs.