Rugby Rugby takes the weekly look through the What the papers are saying about the game including Dan Carter stolen by aliens, England's overseas players, new dawn for Scotland and more...
Tuesday, June 28
England's overseas player selection row - The Independent - So England select some overseas players available to them and certain critics, including from the players’ ranks, moan. How predictable. England for the little Englanders, eh?
Exclusive: John Smit - Planet Rugby - Planet Rugby sat down with Springbok captain John Smit to chat about the World Cup, refs, innovation, injuries and New Zealand.
Johnson selecting overseas-born England players is just pragmatism in pursuit of World Cup glory - The Telegraph - “Be good.” That was Martin Johnson's message to those players who felt hard done by in being left out of his World Cup training squad.
Aliens have stolen our Dan Carter - New Zealand Herald - A message to those nasty aliens from outer space - take us to your leader immediately so we can demand the return of the real Dan Carter
Player management: Give it a rest - Rugby 365 - Player management was always going to be a key area of concern in the extended Super Rugby season this year, but the jury is still out on what the best approach to keeping the key performers fresh is.
A new dawn for Scotland? - Scrum.com - "There is a genuine and very real appetite for change right now in Scotland especially with a new man at the helm." Iain Morrison looks at the SRU's new direction
Scottish rugby in search of new chief - BBC - Where does Gordon McKie's departure leave Scottish rugby?
A mammoth task - Sky Sports - Thinus Delport looks ahead to the Super Rugby play-offs including the Sharks against the Crusaders.
Loose Pass - Planet Rugby - This week we will mostly be concerning ourselves with the 'all for one' spirit, post-try antics, falls from grace and a lack of grace.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
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The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.