the three best All Black teams of the last 20 years, 87'88, 95'96'97, 04'05'06'07, there has been one constant. Lochore
- Turned Otago from an absolute mess to a NPC-winning side in 1991Quote:
Apart from 1995 and one year at the Cats, name me anything good Mains has done
- won a Lions series in 1993
- won a one-test series in South Africa in 1992
- got the Highlanders to the semis in 2002.
Was he gone in 88?
Yes. Wylie was coach with Lane Penn (I think) and Earle Kirton the selectors and assistant coaches.
and look what happened to them under Wylie
Yep, two and a half seasons of an unbeaten record in tests....
South Africa a very serious contender for the World Cup, and IMO second favourites after the All Blacks. Although reports from Europe suggest there is lot of well known expert opinions suggesting SA are favourites ahead of NZ even at the moment...Any comments ..
There is the political issue with South Africa which could potentially blow apart their chances if the ANC get their claws in.