Well it had to be done. Every man, woman, child and Auckland supporter in the country has got their opinions on who should be in the 2000 All Black squad, and the Rugbyheads are no different.
We have picked two starting 15's, a likely and a what-we-would-like-to-see, and also identified the likely reserves that will make up the full 26 man squad. Where a player can cover more than one position we have listed these with the positions they can cover in ( ) after their names.
(Predicted) 2000 All Black team
(Rugbyheads) 2000 All Black team
|Player||Position (No.)||Reserves||Player||Position (No.)||Reserves|
|Lomu||14||Howlett (11,14,15)||Lomu||14||Ralph (11,14,15)|
|Robinson||13||Ieremia (12,13)||Robinson||13||Ieremia (12,13)|
|O'Halloran||12||Gibson (11 - 15)||Gibson (11 - 15)||12||Ranby (12,13)|
|Randell (6,8)||6||Thorne||Thorne||6||Randell (6,8)|
|Maxwell||5||Flavell (4,5)||Maxwell||5||Flavell (4,5)|
|Blackadder (C)||4||Blackadder (C)||4|
|Meeuws||3||Somerville (1,3)||Meeuws||3||Somerville (1,3)|
|Dowd (1,3) (VC)||1||Hoeft||Dowd (1,3) (VC)||1||Hoeft|
Other names that have been thrown around in various sources include: Pita Alatini, Adrian Cashmore, Kupu Vanesi, Gordon Slater & Greg Feek. While a case can be made for all these guys we're not sure they will make the final squad.
So there you have it. Feel free to tell us what a bunch of clueless dorks we are and who we should have actually picked on the Discussion Board!