The All Blacks can’t foot it, so let’s change the rules

August 21, 2009

Looks like All Blacks coach Graham Henry is paying much too much attention to marketing mumbo-jumbo and not enough to beating teams that kick too much and too effectively for his liking.

He says kick-focused international rugby is a “poor product”.

Well ain’t that something. A poor product.

It’s another way – Alf reckons – of saying kick-focused international rugby has his team flummoxed.

So what does an inadequate coach do when his team is flummoxed by opponents that play an effective kicking game (to avoid playing the game in their own half)?

He calls for new rules.
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