The Rugby Shorts: The Super Rugby Final Edition

by Brendan Bradford – Alofa Leaves the Door Open – Carrying a golf club in one hand and his winners’ mug in the other, Alofa Alofa emerged from the Waratahs’ sheds after an hour of raucous celebration. The golf club was a personalised gift Michael Cheika made to each of his players and the emotion of the win, and his coach’s gesture, was evident on the West Harbour speedster’s face. “I’m just grateful and humbled and I never thought I’d be here,” said Alofa, who is leaving for a two year deal in France, but left the door open for a possible return to Moore Park. “It’s emotional for me but I’m looking forward to the future and I love these guys with all my heart. Hopefully they can do it next year and God willing things will go well and I’ll be back here in two years playing with the Blue Blood.” Although the 23-year-old is officially a Super Rugby winner, he still spoke about some of his teammates and Crusaders opposition with awe. “I was just ho
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