According to reports, Keane will spend about three days with New Zealand during their build-up their match against Ireland in Wellington on 7th June.
The idea, I guess, is that Keane will be able to obseve an elite sporting set up in action - something he's hardly likely to have witnessed during his time at Sunderland (as a Newcastle fan I would, of course, say that!).
It strikes me that New Zealand might just learn something from Keane's legendary aggression and I'm hoping that Keane will bring back to Sunderland a certain propensity for choking in big matches, preferably in the Tyne-Wear derbies.
I'd also hate to think what a Mackem haka might look like...