The Lions, Meat Eaters, and Wobs already have a dedicated "Watch" Thread set up. It is perhaps timely to have one for The Darkness as well. I was so tempted to name this thread "The Black Watch", but there was some issue with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scottish Regiment (AKA The Black Watch). Wouldn't want 1000 upset and armed and trained Scotsmen hunting me down for misrepresentation. As usual our frineds across the Tasman appear to have an embarrassment of riches for nearly all positions from 1-15, with plenty of contenders for all benchwarming positions. Some of the elder statesmen of NZ rugby may be rested for some of the games in The Rugby Championships, but as always there are plenty of young bucks chaffing at the bit to get a start in the Black strip. With 2 and a bit seasons left before RWC15 will the Lords of Darkness go into rebuilding mode and take a bit of a risk and blood lots of youth, or will it be a steady as she goes, no risk team with a heavy reliance on experienced and well established internationals. Many players who would be automatic selections in any other country will not get a look in and there will be no surprise if we seem them heading overseas to join the ranks of the rugby journeymen plying their trade with Japanese and European clubs. Anyone game to list their starting 15?