The All Black midfield lacks any flair whatsoever.
Little sems to still be struggling, while Mayerhofler looks out of his
depth at this level.
Anyone south of the Bombay hills likes Lee Stensness about as much as
they like Mark Carter, but his super 12 form had him at the top of my
2nd five list. Carlos looks an interesting option there too (and no, I'm
not a Blues supporter!)
Centre is a problem area - I'd like to see Norm Berryman given a go.
Alatini and Laupepe (eligible?) both look good too, but how about Cullen
with superboot Cashmore at fullback? He played there for the Vikings,
and his tackling this tri-series has been as devastating head on as
Ieremia's or Bunce's is.
Anyone at Coyote's in Christchurch on Saturday night can be excused for
thinking the All Black's had won. The likes of Carter, Oliver, Spencer
and others were in fine form (none up there with Richard Turner though).
It seems the beer on the side of the boys is Steinlager, but the beer of
choice for Spencer and Cullen is Corona.
Bring on the changes!