> Well yes, Laurie is very popular now that his team won. He seems to be a
> good coach and because he is not an SA, not involved in the typical internal
> rugby politics.
for ages. He used to lack a little on the political/management side
which is sadly necessary now [but not if you're a foreigner in SA] and
also in the selection / planning area. I think he could still offer a
lot to *NZ* rugby but the NZRFU seem to have some weird policy of never
using ex-AB coaches again - imagine Mains and Wyllie coaching a S12 team