It's mid-season report time and the All Blacks coach has much to ponder on the good, the bad and the ugly of Super Rugby in RWC year.
Picking overseas based players would create far more problems than it solved, says Steve Tew.
Blues coach says New Zealand doesn't need to follow Australia's lead just yet on its policy of picking only home-based All Blacks.
Forget All Blacks captain's patchy Super form, RWC will suit him "as a slog fest, a street fight," ex-ABs prop Craig Dowd says.
He's a product of system, but former All Black believes rugby bosses need to look at alarming player drain hitting southern hemisphere allies.