So the All Blacks have just been convincingly beaten by the Wallabies. And there will now be plenty of the one-eyed media and cantabrian contingent baying for Graham Henry's blood.
So what's new?
I'm still not going that far yet. But my loyalties to Henry will be seriously contested if he ever chooses to pick Sione Lauaki in an All Black 22 again.
Lauaki is a complete nightmare. I have NEVER seen him play a good test for the ABs. And I have little hope or faith that I ever will.
Every time he touched the ball tonight, he dropped it, like a cup of cold sick. Even my granny (god rest her soul) had better hand eye coordination than this overrated shmuck.
My disappointment and frustration in his inept display quickly turned on the rest of the team. What brainless galahs would even bother passing to this butterfingered moron? Apparently, all of them, but then again, do any of them have a brain cell to rub between them?
I'm not going into the test tonight. But I swear to god, there are better people to pick than Sione Lauaki, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Andrew 'I'll do a short tap dance before I pass the ball' Ellis and Jerome 'I had a bit to drink before I got behind the wheel' Kaino.
If Graham Henry is so busy believing better people make better All Blacks, then why the heck does he continuously pick this motley crew (Andrew Ellis aside, I don't think anyone ever died from watching 42nd Street).
But back to the point, these four are all major weak links in the team. In fact, they're all useless and all of them have had a lot to answer for the two losses that we've had in this last month.
So I'm not blaming the coach -yet. But I will, seriously consider it all again if they're anwhere near named in the next test.
Which of course, they will be.
Australia destroy hapless All Blacks - read it here