Your Correspondent has been gone for so long (OK, just a week), that he feels as though the Tri Nations should be over by now. And look – it is! To every South African’s relief, no doubt. Now we have what amounts to a two-test home series against New Zealand (who thumped the Boks and the Wallabies to take the title), and a one-off vs. Australia. Seen from that perspective, the sport on offer actually promises a few thrills.