“We used to have our battles in training me and Stevie, don’t worry. It wan’t always pleasant and it was toe to toe sometimes. 

“In the latter days, which is a funny one actually, we got along great! When we weren’t on the field we actually became friends!”

A very Kevin Fallon tribute to Steve Sumner on Morning Report, managing to sound a bit put out that his former skipper took over his desk at Gisborne City. For more Fallon, read Duncan Greive’s boots and all Metro profile.

RIP Steve Sumner, obviously. Fantastic captain, fantastic eyebrows. Here is scoring six against Fiji en route to Spain.

Post script – OK, we won this 13-0, but there’s some glaring missed chances here. Fuming.