What I like about the local derbies is the showcase of the depth of talent in NZ. You could probably put together an NZ 2nd XV from the non All Black players in the NZ conference that would rank in the top 10, if not 5, teams in the world.
I had to smile at (commentator) Marshall's comment (unbiased of course) that the Chiefs defenders hadn't come through the channel from behind the ruck to dive on a loose ball while defending on the goal line. As far as I know the goal line forms the offside line in all circumstances, so his comment was complete nonsense. Unless of course they are paid by the word for their commentary, in which case, just keep talking. Oh boy, oh yes baby!