Nothing personal but that's bullshit, TL did a good job in the halves 2013 and that's a fact. Sure Chad offers more when he plays consistently, especially when TL is coming in cold and the coach is accountable for that. No way should TL take CT's spot, the dummy half was meant to be TL but injury to various players (Shaun Johnson) conspired against it working out.
He almost single-handedly ruined our 2011 NYC Grand Final with the Cowboys. Never forget how he rallied his boys to within a whisker of beating us. Some of the players he stood up this tournament is just insane for a guy his age...I can't believe how young Taumalolo is... it seems like people have been calling for his inclusion in the Kiwis for YEARS - kid's only 21. Must have been only just 18 when those calls first started being made...
Pretty important that England do well in the NZ tour.I would love to see regular tours start up again. Start a rivalry between The Kiwis and England. Three test series played alternately in England and New Zealand. Australia would rather play S.O.O. so why don't we do our own thing. I guarantee they will want to start playing too because they will feel they are missing out and not able to show everyone how good they are. Or how about a four nations every year. Kiwis, England, Samoa and maybe Tonga or Scotland or France?
Bit of a laugh Bird making the team, what for ? Niggliest cheat ?
Same goes for that turnstyle DCE.
Johnsons blown D.C.E. off the park at international level.
If he could pair up with Tomkins behind decent forwards we'd be most of the way there.
Pretty important that England do well in the NZ tour.
New comers to the sport up there like Marwan Koukash really don't know what it feels like to see a successful English /Brit team play their unique brand of rugged and expansive flowing footy.
The England team were amazing against the kiwis, when they moved the ball they were too fast with their hands for the kiwis.
But for a couple of conversions aye......they have been seconds/ millimeters from beating NZ two tests in a row now.
Well he did slot Taupau in the team who for all intents & purposes is a Samoan. Also picked 3 players who, for all intents & purposes, are Tongans.