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island.lk 01 Aug, 2022 00:15 am

The mighty All Blacks are falling – The Island

The mighty All Blacks are falling – The Island

New Zealand rugby’s tipping point appears nigh.Yet as the fissures deepen while the All Blacks embark on a defining South African tour, New Zealand grows increasingly impatient for signs of resuscitation of its revered rugby tradition.Such a sharp plateau cuts through New Zealand’s societal and political divides to form unified condemnation.Six days of silence followed as the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby held high-powered meetings behind closed doors.

Sacking coaches mid-tenure is a cut-throat notion far more aligned to European football than uber-conservative New Zealand rugby, reflecting the relentless public pressure and sustained demand for change.Like climate change deniers, many New Zealand rugby fans refuse to accept a changing of the guard is possible or that deeper issues than the coach are at play.

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