>I'm just asking myself if The All Blacks is the "Word Champs" like some
>down under folks believe, was it food poison again?
face of an opposition style which stifled the New Zealand
Good on France for playing to their strengths, even if they
were helped by refereeing which allowed them more latitude
than the laws permit.
A good team with a good leader would have adjusted their
style and overcome the French tactics. The fact that they
didn't can onlt be blamed on one person and that is the on
field leader. In other words the captain, Sean Fitzpatrick.
The ABs have made this mistake so often now, but I never
recall any criticism of Fitzpatrick.