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Penalty conundrum no conundrum at all

Ger Gilroy

Published 09/07/2014 | 02:30

It's a penalty! Now, to tap it over or go for goal? Photo: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
It's a penalty! Now, to tap it over or go for goal? Photo: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

If cliché is to serve any purpose in our lives it's surely to provide some failsafe rules in moments of great turmoil.

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Never give a sucker an even break is my favourite. Brent Pope used to say it a lot and if you think about it, it sums up the utter lack of nuance in the All Black mentality.

Competitive sport, during a contest, is not a time for nuance. Afterwards sure you can utter platitudes, embrace your opponent and share "moments".

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