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Is this the changing of the guard?

I wouldn’t go quite that far yet, simply because the Crusaders have history, quality across the park, a fantastic coaching team, and suffered from a lack of players for a significant amount of time in this game due to Scott Barrett stupidity

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Who do we build the team around?

It's obviously BBBR up front, and in the backs it's still Barrett. The key leadership pieces in place around them are Cane and Smith (if he holds on) and Whitelock is there and vital, but he's on the downhill and probably won't make the next WC.

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Choose both

Rather than revisiting the appointment process, I'd like to look at another problem with the current AB coaching panel that is starting to become apparent - they are too afraid to make the tough selection calls.

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No Japan?

I can't fathom how NZ rugby hasn't offered a 4 team plus pasifika set-up to Japan, including support to get them in the Rugby Championship. It's ridiculous.

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Hansen's recent record

When I see people explaining away this loss - the manner of this loss - by talking about how great England were and how good Hansen has been, I don’t get it

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