Just back from browsing the NZ Herald online. A fairly muted and measured response from the Journos over there. Found Richard Loe's piece interesting. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10684314 This clause caught my eye in his article ".But playing for the All Blacks and playing for your country is an honour and a responsibility and you have to live up to it.." If the NZRT all lived up to Mr Loe's example of honour and responsibility, then most would probably be behind bars for assault. Just ask Matt Cooper and Paul Carozza about their eyes and noses respectively. Richard seems to have developed as a reasonable sort of correspondent, and he has "done the time" for the "Cooper crime" so perhaps we should move on. He makes a number of astute observations in his articles but he is not one to be lecturing about the honour of playing for your country.