Justin Marshall felt a sense of “guilt” and “regret” when he heard the news about Toutai Kefu’s stabbing on Monday morning.
The former All Blacks captain regularly thinks of the Wallabies great. He dominates Marshall’s memory bank of stories, in fact.
Almost two decades ago to the day, on September one, Kefu etched himself into Australian rugby folklore.
The words of Gordon Bray ringing in the ears of Australians across the nation.
“Kefu, Toutai Kefu, did he get it? That’s the matchwinner. That is the matchwinner. Kefu will never score a more important try. Look at the Wallaby players. That is the dream result they wanted. It’s heartbreak for the All Blacks,” Bray famously said.
The man who attempted to bring Kefu down was Marshall, as the…