NZR have announced AB will play Japan in Tokyo on 29/10 en route to U.K.
Or, like against Italy last year, you win by 60 and have a false sense of security.
Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown probably already have the entire mercenary frankenmessed J-squad in a kamikaze style locked-down training camp in the mountains - no expense spared - with the sole daily focus for the next 10 weeks being building up to this one match.
Razor will take it. It's essentially a free swing at a world cup.If Razor says "yeah nah I'm good, not cleaning up that fat fucken dumbarses mess, ask me again after RWC so I can have a fresh start on the 4-year cycle" I can easily see the belligerent, bludgeon-brained NZRFU saying "yeah nah how about fuck you buddy, we're not here to cater to your beck and call" and picking some other crew, never to call Razor again and off he goes down the Robbie "if I cannot inspire great love then I shall inspire great hate" Deans overseas mercenary route for the next 20 years.
And yet the NZRFU must know that if they let Razor get away and go coach England or some other foreign arseholes, the shit they are copping now will be but a phantomed night-soil sepia seepage compared to the jackhammered anally depth-charged Vesuviusian brown magma shartblast they will be picking out of their teeth and eyelids for forever and a day if they fuck this up
Eh? I think those circumstances help him. He'd love the opportunity to coach his country, he already filled in (and they smashed Ireland...).Seems unlikely given Schmidt's circumstances.