This much is true of the All Blacks squad in 2011: the coaches are not interested in "projects" in a World Cup year, South Africa women headed to U.S. and more...
Tuesday, July 12
Safe picks for final 30 no surprise in Cup year - New Zealand Herald - This much is true of the All Blacks squad in 2011: the coaches are not interested in "projects" in a World Cup year.
Next generation of SA Women’s players travel to USA - SA Rugby - The next generation of South African Women players leave for the United States later today to participate in the Under-20 Nations Cup in Santa Barbara.
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Loose Pass - PlanetRugby - This week we will mostly be concerning ourselves with calendars, crises, unwilling interviewees and congratulations...
It wasn't meant to be - Rugby News - The Crusaders fell short of the fairytale finish they were hoping for in 2011.
Legal issues won't affect World Cup form -- Ferris - Independent Ireland - Stephen Ferris is refusing to allow his off-field legal problems to ruin his World Cup dream.
Johnson’s England team dare not be affected by developments at RFU - The Telegraph - If Martin Johnson’s side show as much relish for the fight as do the governing body at Twickenham then at least England’s rivals at the Rugby World Cup that begins in New Zealand in nine weeks time know they are in for a rare old scrap.
"It's not as bad as it looks" - Scrum.com - "Thomas had to choose his words carefully, glancing at legal officer Karena Vleck for nods of approval." Rob Wildman reports from another quiet day at HQ
Why Martin Johnson has a lot to learn from England's World Cup warm-ups - Daily Mail - With the World Cup warm-up matches fast approaching, England still have a number of questions to answer. Even if the first team very nearly picks itself – with the help of a long, lubricated pub argument – the rest of the squad, the positions of cover, can be debated until Johnno’s fabled monobrow turns grey.
Ins and outs at the Welsh regions - BBC - Scrum V's guide ahead of the 2011-12 season
Williams humbled - Sky Sports - Wales legend Martyn Williams gained a different perspective on life with a visit to Auschwitz.
An epic crusade - Scrum.com - "All Blacks coaches Graham Henry, Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen may yet be the beneficiaries of the Crusaders' unbreakable focus." Huw Turner writes
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