What a great game last night! Especially entertaining was the historical parallels with the Second World War.
The Japs got out to an early lead with a surprise, illegal strike and then tried to hold their early gains against an ever-expanding attacking force. (With the odd kamikaze attack by a lone striker.)
I thought Australia's new passing based game (directed by coach 'Guss your Daddy') was very akin to Macurthur's island hopping strategy in the Pacific. I give credit to Graham Arnold, a Pacific theater buff, for exposing the Japs' historical weakness to long supply lines.
And, finally, just when you thought that the game was going to deteriote into an ugly, drawn stalemate, the Allies dropped a couple of bombs (see right) to finish the Japs off!