Rugby World Cup super fan – Ian Mellett

Auckland lawyer, Ian Mellett has plenty of reasons to be a proud South African rugby supporter, and says the loss to Japan on the weekend has not dented any of them.

Ian Mellett

The 53-year-old lawyer, originally from Port Elizabeth, moved to New Zealand in 1997 – two years after witnessing first-hand the nation inspiring 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa.

“One of the South African rugby writers, Gavin Rich, he actually was quoted as saying he thought the ‘Boks were arrogant’ and I’d go along with that.”

Mellett said although South Africa contributed to their own demise, he could not ignore Japan’s performance.

“I won’t deny the fact that the Japanese played fantastic rugby. It is a huge highlight of that nation’s history and well done Eddie Jones because he masterminded it, no doubt….

Read the full New Zealand Herald article here:-  RWC Super Fan – Ian Mellett

Ian Mellett, a passionate rugby supporter spoke on a live  Australian news broadcast in 2013 as he discussed his  Rugby World Cup in 1995 experience.
Auckland lawyer Ian Mellett and Rugby Fan
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