The All Blacks too often leave Alf disappointed, for their antics off the field as well as their performances on it.
The three All Blacks accused of short-changing former partners in a bottled water business serve as an example.
Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Ali Williams have been accused of collecting business contacts from three associates in one company, then dumping them to set up a rival operation.
But Carter and McCaw’s lawyer Warren Alcock strongly rejected the allegations yesterday.
“I’ve been advising Richie for 10 years and Dan for about eight, and I have never known them in anything they’ve done – in life, business or rugby – that hasn’t been above the line,” he said.