Someone once defined a baby as "a loud voice at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other". I'll leave it to you to decide at which end Stuart Barnes and his "cheating" jibe at the All Blacks belong.

I've always rated Barnes, who this week called the All Blacks "cynical cheats" and "paranoid" about dominating the breakdown in what seemed an uncharacteristic but specifically timed outburst in his Sunday Times column in London.

Northern hemisphere scribes dishing it out to the All Blacks is nothing new – but Barnes has always been an admirer. His breakdown column

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