COMMENT:

In the phony rugby wars that break out before World Cups something strange is happening in New Zealand.

True to form there's a shot being fired from England, with the new CEO of the Rugby Football Union (yes, plebs like me will always find it amusing that they don't feel the need to put their country's name in the title) saying that when he worked for adidas in 2004 he found the All Blacks arrogant, and dismissive of England's Cup victory in Australia the year before.

Call that at the least stale news, possibly fake news.

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All the best Sir Brian