By Anendra Singh, Hawke's Bay Today sports editor
Just as it was for the British and Irish Lions rugby team, it was Napier City Rovers game to squander today.
Mercifully the Conroy Removals-sponsored Blues didn't as they thumped a predominantly 10-man Stop Out 4-1 at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, in their Lotto Central League soccer match.
All the pre-match hype was about the physicality the third-placed Wellington visitors were renowned for and today's game lent credence to that approach after they found themselves a player down midway through the first half.
Conversely, player/coach Bill Robertson's hosts bided their time to break down the plucky resolve of their opposition.