Have to wonder if Teariki Ben-Nicholas turned down the Canes? Or not offered a spot?
This one makes me as upset as when we let the Highlanders take Lima Sopoaga from us.
Posts made by Darren
RE: [Poll] Next All Black Coach
I'd like to see Razor, just cause I want to see a little shake up and he is probably the most diverse.
Foster would obviously be a continuation of the current selections/tactics. Robertson would probably be the next closest.
I think every other candidate would make more significant changes.
What do you mean by most 'diverse'? Robertson would have the most narrow cv?
I was meaning the biggest change to what we currently have.
I just like to see some major changes, and I think Razor would be the one to do that.
RE: AB squad next RWC (2023)?
Sure Rugby performance is probably 30% about mindset, but it is 70% about talent and Akira Ioane has the talent.
I hope someone can persuade him to sort his stuff out and seize the opportunities he has.
If anyone can, I'd put my money on Razor. Shame he didn't get swallowed up by the Crusaders machine.
RE: RWC: England v New Zealand (SF1)
I was just re-watching the game and the amount of work Cane gets through on defense is noticeable. He really has a knack for being in the right place to shut down the attack and he hits hard.
Be a real mistake not to start him I think.
But I'm not going to argue, all the selections have been spot on so far.
RE: RWC: All Blacks v Ireland (QF2)
Really want Aussie to get up for this one Perth-style, think England will be a tough SF opponent (if we beat Ire) if they're high on confidence from winning well.
I just want all our Southern neighbors to beat the UK teams. And of course I think we have a better chance against Aus than England. I'd love to see them pull out a Perth game.
What about Ireland? You didn't mention them.....just the UK teams....
I think it's a given that Ireland will be packing their bags in a few days.