@nzzp You mean the year after next. There's still a year left of the Conference system.
aw crap, really? That's a twisted, broken system that no one understands properly. It's shit, and not in the spirit of rugby.
Of course, nobody likes being the fifth NZ franchise, but it isn't the biggest problem. To me, it seems, being 13th overall is much worse.
We'll fix that next year when we get to play everyone. Having to play 4 of the gun sides home and away is damn tough
How are they going to attract these 'leaders'?
It's a chicken and egg. We need to be not totally dismal, and have a good environment... then you can get season ticket holders, private sponsors, and enough $$$ to throw at some leadership signings. To be not totally dismal though, you need leaders ....
@rotated very harsh on Dean's there. And mauger could still go good.
The assessment was on ability to export the Crusaders system and ethos rather than his results. While the Aussies had some success under him at times I would suggest the Australian rugby public were disappointed that he was unable to bring the Crusaders intangibles with him.
Arguably, it was Wayne Smith who instilled those values after a horror first season. It's been maintenance and development ever since... he was the first and greatest
Buenos Aires crowd is going to be wild
Great support fella, would be a fantastic place to go and watch. Are you based over there, or in NZ (or somewhere else?) I reckon Argentina would be a great place to go and tour following a rugby team ...