Wednesday, 12 October 2011


There it goes again...

Another sharp intake of breath by the entire population of New Zealand as speculation grows about the extent of St Richie of McCaw's foot injury, speculation not dampened by the appearance of Crusaders flanker Matt Todd at training.

Not that Todd is actually training with the All Blacks of course, as IRB regulations state that players not in the official 30-man World Cup squads cannot train with the team. He's merely been there to help provide opposition and promises that he hasn't been listening to any of the calls, honest-to-god, cross his heart and hopes to die.

After all, the All Blacks wouldn't cheat. Only England do that.

1 comment:

terryb said...

Before reaching for the cheat word you might want to consider that Todd has never been selected for an All Black squad so why decide an uncapped tyro who knows none of the calls is the perfect replacement for a semi-final? Liam Messam who has been in the squad this year would be the next cab off the rank.

Secondly the concern over McCaw has been going on all tournament so why not bring in Todd instead of Hosea Gear?

Frankly, as conspiracy theories go even the Iranians would discount this one.