Simpson - who wants to make his Quarry Bar
in Takapuna, near Auckland, the unofficial base for Scots fans in next year's World Cup - said: "The Blacks have played some fantastic rugby this year and it's difficult to find many weaknesses in their team.
'I have the Quarry Bar
in Rutherglen and other pubs and do work for Real Radio and Rangers TV so I'm happy.'
Just as the calls were getting serious, Jim Ellis, Armadale, lightened the mood when he said: "My local is the Quarry Bar
and we have a great bit of banter with the Celtic fans.