On the positive side (yeah well you have to be), Steve Price and Simon Mannering were probably the best players in each team. Mannering and Asostasi were the only kiwis who could hold their heads up after the game while Steve Matai should hang his head in shame after that brutal high and late hit on Mark Gasnier. The halves were abysmal. One more positive was the winning performance of the junior kiwis (24-22) - the curtain raiser certainly eclipsed the main feature as a spectacle and gives us hope for the future. Sonny Fai had a blinder; getting away around the defence offloads out wide.