Blacks players to wear coloured boots for the first time in their history.
A number of players - Colin Slade, Jimmy Cowan, Adam Thomson and Dan Carter - wore white boots against Fiji last week while Ma'a Nonu wore bright orange and blue footwear (presumably to match his eye shadow).
As everyone knows, white is and always has been the colour of the English and, frankly, I'm appalled that the NZRU would allow its players to commit such flagrant acts of disrespect, and I'd imagine the Dutch are equally appalled at Mr Nonu's behaviour .
Unsurprisingly the move isn't universally popular in the Land of the Long White Cloud either, with the likes of Taine Randell and Josh Kronfeld coming out of the woodwork to condemn this brash attempt at freedom of expression.
Interestingly, however, not one of the tight 5 forwards were idiotic enough to change their footwear.