Nonu was rubbish against Waikato. Fell off tackles and got ran around. He needs to improve a lot on that performance if he's wanting to be an All Black again.
Seriously...why did he bow out? I know he's accomplished alot, but couldn't he do really well at the upcoming World Cup? Isn't Umaga still the best 13 for the All Blacks if he would play?This is all a big conspiracy for Umaga to play in France this year to SPY on them, figure out the environment before his 'surprise' inclusion next year as our ultimate secret weapon.
He is showing average form now to hide it.
Yeah, those people and me. And I say play International Rugby. I guess he's made his choice and will have to live with knowing that he's hurt a young boy with big dreams.He retired from international rugby to spend more time with his family, and good on him for doing so. At the end of the day, those are the people that matter the most.
precisely because his family would be ther while rugby would not, he should have had one last go at the world cup. whats 1 more year?!?!?
Back to Nonu...
Nonu on the other hand is doing everything possible to miss end of year tour. It's not like the coaches havent told him. He's been like this for a few years now. Burst onto the scene as the next best thing since Bunce, then told to work on defence after the first few games, and he is STILL like this.
A bit like Tuiaili (spelling) for AB no. 8. His time was then, given a few cracks but NEVER took hold of the jersey on both hands like he really wanted to be there.
There are two types of ABs, one who made it because his form is undeniable during that season (Hamilton), and ones who are given SO many opportunities but falter (Nonu, Mose, Laulala, Atiga, Kaino, **** thanks to rotation a lot can be named here)...
And then there are the injury-prone ones. Tom Willis, Keith Robinson. Had Keith Robinson played without getting injured last two years he would be the starting lock opposite Chris Jack no questions asked.
MacAlister didn't clean up Elsom and just clipped him in the tackle....most people knows what that means, you don't have to be a selector.