If by some miracle New Zealand can win, then the kiwis are guaranteed to go through.
Of the 29 miners, 24 are kiwis, two are Australians, two are Britons and one is a South African.
Then they beat the living daylights out of the kiwis, 98-71.
type of flightless bird, 1835, from Maori kiwi, said to be of imitative origin. As slang for "a New Zealander," it is attested from 1918. The kiwi fruit (Actinia chinesis), was so called in U.S. from c.1966 when it was imported there, but it is known in New Zealand as Chinese gooseberry (1925).
[fr the name of a flightless bird of New Zealand, fr Maori]