Wallabies And All Blacks Share A Beer In The Changing Rooms After 89-Minute Thriller
This is what sport is all about.
The All Blacks and the Wallabies have shared a heartwarming moment from inside the changing rooms following their thrilling draw in Game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup.
Although the score wasn't exactly settled on the cold Wellington field thanks to Reece Hodge's missed kick in the dying embers of the game, it has become abundantly clear that a mutual respect still remains between the two rival teams.
And this latest footage proves it.
The Wallabies' official Twitter account posted a video on social media of the two teams in the dressing rooms after the match celebrating Australian captain Michael Hooper's 100th international cap.
In the clip, New Zealand skipper Sam Cane presented Hooper with a bottle of wine after making a speech about his opposite number.
"On behalf of us, we want to congratulate you on your hundy and we've got a bottle of New Zealand's best red wine, not sure where it's from but it's one of the greats so enjoy it when you get the chance," Cane said.
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Hooper, seen wearing his 100th cap, thanked Cane as the two teams shared some beers together.
"Every time we play you blokes it's on," Hooper said.
"It's on from word go and thank you for inviting us in here, it's the other stuff in rugby that's quite special too. Thanks to all the boys and see you next week in Auckland."
The game was arguably one of the most exciting rugby spectacles in recent years after almost 90 minutes of play couldn't seperate the two teams.
And while Hooper's feat was an achievement in itself, the Wallabies insist they weren't celebrating the result.
As for the All Blacks, the collective boos ringing around the Wellington stadium from the fans indicated their true feelings when the referee finally blew the whistle for full-time.
It all suggests that Game 2 in Auckland is shaping up to be another classic. Bring it on.
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