@Godder said in Worst All Black RWC exits:
McCaw and Carter were rare talents, but I also think they took a lot from 2007. Unfortunately, I think that determination is a product of losing, so teams have to lose occasionally to work out what to do when things get tough.
The quantum leap came between 2003 and 2007 though.
2007 succeeded in making them incredibly paranoid about contingency planning (thank God) and approaching the RWC as a tournament rather than a series of one of games.
The learning curve to a win a RWC does seem a little romanticized, even though it's totally understandable after taking 24 years. Looking at the Boks last two RWC wins and Australia in 2015 there is no reason that with good management and NZ's player pool that we can't put together a successful RWC campaign together from scratch 18-24 months out from a RWC.