The All Blacks doing the haka at last Saturday’s test match against Ireland - the first game of the season and also our first as the World Champions (World Champs!) I may or may not have squealed when I saw our Dan Carter back in his No 10 black jersey, and then again when I saw our Richie McCaw. 

The score? 42-10. To us. (Duh) DC and McCaw are in fine form after their injuries, surgeries and rest, and reminded us why they’re the best in the world. Speaking of fine form, hello, Savea - a hat trick on debut? One to watch, buddy, one to watch.

Ah, boys in black. Welcome back into my life. I am so excited.