Super busy today so just a quick note that Rattue has returned and with some great lines like:
The most significant achievement by far during this series was Australia's ability, under Robbie Deans, to pull back from the brink of a disaster that was facing the sport across the Tasman.
He would have been my coach of the year, by a long chalk.
Still clinging to the one loss in the World Cup as the sign that All Black rugby is now, and always shall be less than the best.
We did actually hold a number of teams try-less. Including the Welsh team that beat the significantly achieving Walabies (Warren Gatland, coach of the year).
Rattue really can’t find a nice thing to say:
The high point was the Tri Nations triumph, but let's be realistic here because it was against an Australian side that doesn't have the necessary spread of quality players yet, and a South African squad under the command of an excitable novice and with a backdrop of familiar infighting.
For godssake Chris, cheer the fuck up!
Also the 2009 Super 14 jerseys were revealed. I’ll do my proper “analysis” tomorrow (ps. If anyone from Adidas reads this drop me a quick line, cheers)