Last week, the All Black and Maori All Black squads were named to take on the British and Irish Lions.
Continuing on the legacy of national IRANZ representatives, these squads included a whopping 14 IRANZ Graduates.
The British and Irish Lions are simply not good enough to win matches with this schedule. They have no X-factor.
Looking at the upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions, rarely have there been as many back-line options available to the All Blacks.
Discussions at IRANZ HQ in Wellington this week, centred around teams which perform inconsistently, and why that is. There could be many reasons: for example, they are weak here, weak there, or lack mental strength there, etc. The bottom line though, is, the team which cares the most, invariably wins.