10 QUES­TIONS THAT WILL EMERGE

NZ Rugby World - - Rugby Championship -

Was 2017 re­ally such a tough year for the All Blacks? Will we ever see Jerome Kaino in an All Blacks jersey again? Is it time for the Rugby Cham­pi­onship to have a re­vamp and maybe con­sider ex­pand­ing it to six teams who play each other once a year? How long be­fore Akira Ioane can em­u­late his brother and be­come a reg­u­lar All Black? With Taw­era Kerr-Bar­low gone, do the All Blacks have a third half­back in mind? Will NZR find a way to fast-track the growth of women’s rugby and see proper in­vest­ment flood in? Is Su­per Rugby re­ally go­ing to be fixed by hav­ing been cut down to 15 teams? What was that 57-0 de­feat of the Spring­boks in Al­bany re­ally about? Will Damian McKen­zie usurp Lima Sopoaga as the back-up choice as first-five to Beau­den Bar­rett? Is it a good idea that Jamie Joseph is coach of both the Sun­wolves and Ja­pan?

JEROME KAINO

IOANE

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