10 QUESTIONS THAT WILL EMERGE
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?