'Wales are second-rate cart-horses' is the attack from top Kiwi paper.
The country's flagship newspaper, the New Zealand Herald, has labelled Wales "second-rate cart-horses," claims Mike Phillips is our only decent player and poured scorn on the players' decision to hold a crisis meeting post-Fiji.
"Who are Wales fooling? Fiji should hold the crisis talks," chide the biggest-selling paper Down Under.
The scathing remarks, which could be pinned up on the dressing room wall by Gatland for motivation, come against a backdrop of Wales being made 8-1 outsiders to win the game on their own Cardiff turf.
Bookmakers cannot recall the Welsh being made such overwhelming underdogs for a home game before.
The remarks in the Herald were made by columnist Chris Rattue, who a few years ago labelled Wales as 'village idiots' ... a slur Kiwi coach Graham Henry had to publicly apologise for ahead of a previous Millennium Stadium Test match. His new column, published in the newspaper yesterday, dismisses New Zealand's march towards a Grand Slam on their European tour as a bore and an irrelevance.
"England, snooooooooooze, Scotland, zzzzzzzzzzz, Ireland, yaaaaaaawn, Wales, zzzzzzzzz ..." states the Herald.
"Trudging off to the northern plains to fight these second-rate cart-horses every year isn't floating the boat anymore.
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Nov 25, 2010|
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