Masterji wrote: Ali's Choice wrote:
UncleFB wrote:Although, like Glaston, I still would like to see coaches like Razor etc, who're used to the best cattle, have a year or two with a crap team like Manawatu to see how they go at elevating an average squad.
This Crusaders squad team isn't the strongest in the comp.
Besides, he did that with Sumner, taking a 2nd division club into the Premier division and then winning a title.
How many Abs in the current Crusaders team compared to the other teams.
If you're talking about the All Blacks Robertson inherited (as opposed to developed himself)..
Then only Whitelock, Barrett, Taylor, Moody.
The rest were subsequently developed into All Blacks strictly under Robertson's coaching.
The same can't be said about the other franchises.
The Chiefs and Hurricanes All Blacks were developed into All Blacks during Dave Rennie/Colin Cooper's tenures (such as Lienert-Brown, Mackenzie, Cruden, Weber, Laulala, Atu-Moli, Harris, O'Neil, Cane, Ta'avao, Tahuriorangi, Jacobson..) and Mark Hammett/Chris Boyd's tenures (Perenara, A.Savea, J.Savea, Coles, B.Barrett, J.Barrett, Laumape, Fifita, Evans, Aumua, Lomax..)
In 2020, Gatland inherited 12 All Blacks, Holland inherited 11 All Blacks.
In 2020, Robertson inherited 3 All Blacks: Whitelock, Barrett, Moody, Taylor.
So why didn't the Chiefs or Hurricanes win Super Rugby in 2020?
Absolutely unacceptable considering both Gatland and Holland inherited a 'team of All Blacks' in 2020!
I'd say that very much puts the "Razor inherited a team of All Blacks" myth to bed.