The television pictures presented to back up claims Keven Mealamu and Tana Umaga attacked Brian Driscoll causing shoulder dislocation during the All Blacks 21-3 victory in the first 2005 test against lions British and Irish.
Tana Umaga and Brian Driscoll met to bury the skipper and expect the world of rugby too.
The couple won the All Blacks and Lions in their New Zealand series in 2005 when Umaga, with the help of the Keven Mealamu hook, pulled Driscoll in the opening test with a questionable attack that he launched "speargate" and the controversy racked up ever since .
Now, on the eve of the All Blacks world champion that plays Ireland in Dublin this weekend, the duo hopes that the matter can finally rest.
They revealed in a conversation about the Sunday test as the Guinness Series ambassadors who made their own differences some time ago and had a long and friendly dinner together recently "to chew the fat" again.
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"We were talking about it the other night. I received the question about it all the time," the great Irishman, Driscoll, who suffered a dislocation in the shoulder at the auctioned tackle, said in the newspaper where the couple even shared a Maori hongi .
"In any Q & A during the last 13 years, it is probably the only question I can guarantee. It was talked about last year because it was this 12 year cycle (Lions). We parked it for a long time.
"It was one of those things, was it unfortunate? Yes. Did you give me a little different? Yes, you have to move on. You can not bring that sort of thing to life.
"We hear, we are able to have a laugh and take the floor on it now, correctly. Sometimes you do not have the opportunity to meet people with controlled control. Let's see in the events here and there and we have a quick word.
Ryan Crotty and Dane Coles said there's a lot of motivation to do this week.
"In fact, having a meeting and chewing fat and properly speaking and not being afraid because it is refreshing and, I hope, is dead after that."
Umaga, the blockbusting center that currently trains the Blues in Super Rugby, agreed in a report on Irish examiner.
"Exactly, we had a great dinner. That was the key to us, to have time together. They went fleetingly into parties and commitments," he said.
"Feeling really and chewing the fat around it was excellent. This is just part of this game.
"We can not change the past. Even so, it's something when I do something about what they ask me and it is well resolved between us, we put it from behind. As Brian said, we hope that this can put it behind people and now we will make peace" .
The couple is determined to let the Lions continue to be relevant and point to the pulsating return series of last year in New Zealand.
Umaga believes that the Irish players who finished this weekend in the Lions will have a great heart as of the tour behind their Chicago Black Boys defeat the previous year.
But he also warned Irish fans that New Zealand would be motivated by the "scars" treated to all black people from these tough games.
"You learn a lot about the scars you get. If you think it was a nick, you can be complacent and see it as an anomaly. If the scar is deep enough, you can learn a lot more from it," Umaga said.
"For us, the first time that happened to him, the deep scars when they are part of the side that created the story, not the story he wants.
"For me, I would say he would heal her deeply. They want to make sure they can put things right in their minds.
"I do not think that I can discount what happened in the past and what it means that all the blacks have been very successful against the Irish at home, which will be difficult, because it means so much for now.
"This also means a lot of passion in the next year with the World Cup".