I'll enjoy NZ being in the GF, but do they deserve to be there? Have they really earned it? 1. They limped into the final series in 6th place 2. They won only 2 of their 3 games in the final series 3. In the final series they've scored 52 points and have had 72 points scored against them. Is it a lottery system or a merit system? And how do they deserve a second chance when the top teams can get knocked out with a single loss?