New Zealand has won the rights to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup after convincing the IRB they were a better option than Japan and South Africa.
Being one of them Kiwis who doesn't subscribe to the rugby is god views held be so many I have a sense of impending doom over this news.
Yes it is a significant victory for our national game and a honour to be picked to host this sporting event. It would be very small minded of me to not recognise that our Rugby Union has for a change done something very well, and they have every reason to celebrate.
Now please lets not be smug and arrogent over this..... as that is a particular part of our culture I really do find completely repugnant....
Awww, bugger it, well done!