Who would be a professional coach? You can't win.

Andrew "Cappy" McFadden and the Warriors couldn't win for two months yet he has the backing of the chief executive (so far). And if Steve Hansen drops one game in October, he's probably gone despite losing only three tests in 47 matches before the Rugby World Cup.

Then again he probably wouldn't be All Blacks coach if it weren't for Graham Henry being reappointed after the 2007 Cup, and if there wasn't convincing done behind closed doors by key players.

After four years in charge, Waimarama Taumaunu has decided to go after she couldn't win the biggest game of her Silver Ferns career in the Netball World Cup final but that was her decision, from the outside looking in. She chose when it was going to happen and it's going to be after the Constellation Cup against the team she has battled hard to overcome.


If the rumours out of Sydney are true, Stephen Kearney could be the Warriors coach next season but would he stay Kiwis coach? It's worked so far being an assistant at club level and it worked for Ricki Herbert but did it work for the Phoenix? He left that team to chase a spot at the 2014 World Cup with the All Whites.

Look at the problems current All Whites coach Anthony Hudson has had to face: travel, commitment levels, eligibility concerns, infrequent matches and sweltering Myanmar. He's probably waiting to see if a gig like Herbert's latest - coaching the Maldives' national team - is coming up at any point.

Schedules and demands are different but you'd never have a Super Rugby coach be an All Blacks coach at the same time.

The All Blacks have settled into their training hotel and the question of spies and drones had been raised... Asst Coach Ian Foster had suggested shooting a drone down and Lock Luke Romano feels he could be up for the challenge, as for the squirrel catching... watch on.

Michael Cheika disagrees and managed to convince Australian Rugby for this year, but next year he's stepping down from the Waratahs and if Australia don't make it out of their pool then his selections at Eden Park will come back to haunt him.

Coaching is always entertaining when it involves "The Special One", Jose Mourinho. He has banned banter at Chelsea trainings after the club's worst start in 29 years.

No banter and The Sour One is now taking pops at the media who claimed he had suffered third-year drop-offs in his previous coaching stints. He simply reeled off what he achieved in those third seasons and then told the reporter "just click Google next time".

Staying in London, England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has defended the team's perceived arrogance as confidence, telling The Guardian: "I think there's a difference between arrogance and self-confidence... we don't take a backward step and there's no arrogance in this England team."

From the triva sports fact file comes the knowledge that Wyatt Crockett has the Rugby World record for the most test victories for a player that has been in over 30 tests.

However, history and Matt Dawson's "Hakarena" would say there has been.


Lancaster has an eye for the future and possesses the ability to lead England out of their stereotyped play, but he would be under immense pressure to retain his role if England were to be knocked out in the quarter-finals like the 1999 team was.

This week, he began mentioning the next World Cup as the real target.

For a team like the Warriors there has to be an element of faith with McFadden.

Four coaches since the 2011 season and only two weeks spent in the top four of the NRL ladder reflects poorly on a club constantly turning to change to rectify its problems.

It's time to shift the focus off the coach and on to the playing group. They need to take responsibility for their performance so that the coach can set a path for the thing that is the most important in sport - winning.