Benjamin, Waisake, Jack, Sonny Bill, Rieko, Damian, Aaron
Luke, Ardie, Shannon, Scott, Samuel, Owen, Codie, Joseph
Karl, Liam, Ofa, Jackson, Matthew, TJ, Richard, Jordan.
In other news, English journalist Mark Reason has been injured after falling off his hobby-horse. The burden of writing not one, not two, not even three but FOUR consecutive articles about the ABs and red cards has taken its toll. Messages of good will can be sent ℅ S. Jones, Esq, Ivory Tower, Wales-on-England.
I'm just thinking about the guys NZ rugby has let go since 2015 in positions where we are now struggling. Cruden, Sopoaga and Luatua stand out. Faumuina also. That little lot would all (bar maybe Sopoaga) be in the frame right now and easing the pain somewhat.
They didn’t let them go. They chose not to bankrupt NZ rugby by matching French salaries. Would have happily kept them if they could.
Luatua is SO over-rated on this forum. All this misty-eyed nostalgia. Just another player who looked good at Super Rugby level and couldn't make the step up. I'd have Vito back though for sure.
pffft hahaha really? Vito? Who has misty eyed nostalgia now? An entirely forgettable All Black.
He was crap at the start but by the end a very good player. He's been in excellent form this year too. It's quite a Blues-franchise based forum this one, and the bias flows through. Luatua MAY have gone on to be the answer, but he had a nothing AB career if that is the evidence base people are basing their lamenting on.
@nepia if it's anything like he's been playing for the Chiefs this year then I don't think Retallick will add too much. His form has been well below his best and he's caught the penalty bug too.
I can only conclude you know absolutely nothing about rugby.
@billy-tell No. That would be arrogant
It's the RFU because when they formed the union it was the only union, others that followed identified themselves by their locations be it county, country or province.
A simple vote at the AGM and it would become the ERFU. More chance of pigs flying I would think.
What a woeful performance for the last 70 minutes. That was as bad as anything I've seen from England recently. The Saffers were just so much quicker in thought and deed and any time England looked like building some pressure some dick would do something stupid, petulant or clumsy and give RSA an out. De Klerk and Vermuelen very good again.
Something is very wrong in the England camp at the moment.
Oh and by the way it is the RFU.
And here I was thinking it’s The RFU.