Blues call on but­ton

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

I en­dorse Chris Rattue's call for Tana Umaga to re­tire as coach of the Blues. Umaga is highly re­spected as an amaz­ing for­mer player and cap­tain of the All Blacks but he has not shown he has the right qual­i­ties to coach the Blues. Rugby is a team sport. Al­though the team has many good play­ers they do not play well as a team, and a good coach should be de­vel­op­ing strong team co­he­sion. Two out­stand­ing play­ers, Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Wil­liams, are ex­am­ples of bril­liant play­ers who con­sis­tently play as team play­ers. Oth­ers play more as in­di­vid­u­als and let the team down when they get frus­trated then in­dis­ci­plined and break rules.

J. L. Bedg­good, Ti­ti­rangi.

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