Updated. Cron becomes a member, and Enoka an Officer of NZ Order of Merit.
It'll be interesting to see if either USA or Canada target any of our Super whatever-the-hell-version-it-is-now mega coaches. And if they're going to be cashed up, as I suspect they will be, the raids on some of our players could be Atilla the Hun-ish.
Canada also joining 2017! Lot of positive vibes amongst the club fraternity up here already. The availability to train year round has been sorely missing from the game in Canada, and hopefully this will also put to rest the petty provincial rivalries that are a blight on the game here.
With regard to the judging panel(s) for the awards, quite the mix of rugby luminaries (and Stephen Jones) involved. Pity we'll probably never know the exact votes each candidate received.
From World Rugby website:
The following panels vote on the respective World Rugby Awards:
Just so you don't get ahead of yourselves with the man love for the pooper, just a little reality check.;) Good luck to all for the final, and if you do happen to beat us (full body shudder happening), at least it stays in the South, and it wasn't effin England that beat us!
Yep same as the young guys on here that get all bitter and twisted over the Meads - Catchpole incident from 1968. Its just bollocks. Get over it, move on both countries and stop harping on about incidents that happened a million years ago FFS.