It’s sad to hear of the passing of one of New Zealand’s greats, Sir Fred Allen. Sir Fred, who coached the All Blacks between 1966-68, had a perfect record, leading them to 37 wins in 37 games. He’d earlier captained the All Blacks 21 times – which was every time he played for them!
Over in Wales, and in much happier news, Martyn Williams is set to win his 100th cap for Wales in the game against the Barbarians on June 2nd. Retiring at the end of the season, the 36 year-old open-side flanker played what seemed to be his last full international against France, helping Wales clinch the Grand Slam. However, in a move that has no sentimental value, according to Welsh coach Rob Howley, the unusual step has been taken to award full caps for the Baa-Baas game, allowing Williams to reach the century mark for appearances.
Meanwhile in Australia, the never-shy David Campese has stirred things up by saying that very few of the current squad would have made it into teams he played in. Claiming that they only play for themselves, the Wallabies great says they don’t play like a team any more. Do you agree?