The contest for the All Black coaching position has dominated, as it should, rugby news this week. Having watched a few battles for the job over the years, here are a few truths I believe to be self-evident.

It will be about the group

There have been some fanciful dream teams bandied about for the All Black coaching squad. Ian Foster and Scott Robertson in tandem, or Robertson with Dave Rennie, and maybe Tony Brown.

The reality is that the days of New Zealand Rugby mixing and matching several talented coaches together the way you'd pick lollies from an


No party without Tony Brown?


'One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch'

Ask Ron who Mike Anthony is