To suggest a bit of radical thinking as World Rugby’s panel get ready to decide on the winners of the two most predictable award categories in world sport. The shortlists for the World Rugby team of the year and World Rugby coach of the year prizes – which will be handed out at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday - were announced and, guess what, the All Blacks were on the list as was their head coach. Should they win it will be the fifth time in a row the All Blacks have been team of the year and the ninth time since 2005. Hansen could be coach of the year for a fourth successive year, his predecessor Graeme Henry having won it in four of the previous six years. With two Scots – John Jeffrey and Scott Hastings – on the five-man panel that decided the shortlist we hesitate to suggest it is the latest evidence of a stultifying lack of imagination but, well … let’s just say that sometimes it is worth considering things such as resources and opportunities. Funnily enough the other World Cup finalists, the Wallabies, are also among the teams in the frame and so is their coach Michael Cheika. He, admittedly, has brought about a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes, but there is room for some hope that the truly remarkable team and coaching achievements of the year will be acknowledged with Argentina and Japan and their coaches Daniel Hourcade and Eddie Jones all nominated.