All Black Selectors - spoilt for choice.

So many options for All Blacks coach Ian Foster and his assistants to choose from in putting together their 33-man World Cup rugby squad and it’s as much who to leave out as who to select.

This issue is no better illustrated than at loose-forward where Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Dalton Papali’i, Shannon Frizell, Ethan Blackadder, Akira Ioane, Cullen Grace, Bill Harmon are among those challenging for spots and you can probably add in Scott Barrett who although playing lock most of his career looms as a strong option at six.

Scott Barrett a good option for lock or blindside .

Scott Barrett

Our regular rugby expert, former Marlborough and King Country loose-forward Greg Brimble joins me (John Alexander) for a chat on all things rugby and also on the menu is the upcoming DHL Super rugby Pacific block-buster in Hamilton on Saturday between the unbeaten Chiefs and the Crusaders. The Chiefs comfortably won the previous clash in Christchurch and will be a possible full house of fans help them do it again.

So many great match-ups here in a clash which will most certainly be under the All Blacks selectors spotlight.


Sam Cane is in form but only concern is will he be injury free by World Cup.

Who will Scott Robertson have as his assistant coaches when he takes charge of the All Blacks post World Cup, we give our choices and I reckon we won’t be far off the mark.

Leon and Razor - coaching together again ?

Listen to our discussion and please share our stories and we welcome your comments.

Story by John Alexander | Supporting Images sourced by Absolutely Famous.


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It wasn’t anywhere near a perfect performance from the All Blacks in Melbourne last Saturday but it was far too good for the struggling Wallabies and the final 38-7 scoreline accurately reflected the superiority


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