ANY GIVEN MONDAY:

As All Blacks captain, Reuben Thorne wasn't known for making waves. Outwardly at least, he was one of the more passive leaders.

In recent days, however, he's turned passive-aggressive as he decried the lack of a player voice on the panel to select the next All Black coach.

He's absolutely right, of course. It would be bonkers to make a decision that will go a long way towards determining the direction of the national team over the next World Cup cycle without the input of the players.

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Thorne played the bulk of his career in an era

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