COMMENT:

So you thought 2019 was a tough year for the three main New Zealand football codes. It could get a lot worse next year.

For a quick review, try this.

1) Three years of erratic All Blacks performances ended with the Yokohama Rugby World Cup semifinal disaster, when the now-fabled giants of world rugby let England run all over them. Three-peat dreams over.

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2) The NRL Warriors were about as bad as they have ever been.

3) Do we still have an All Whites football team? (although rumours suggest they are about to play the Republic of Ireland).

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