The Kiwi foreign legion is poised to have a huge impact on the World Cup in Japan with Six Nations champions Wales leading the charge.
Steve Hansen says there always needs to be room for a bolter in a World Cup and Crusaders utility Braydon Ennor looms as a serious contender.
Sir Graham Henry told a story once, when he had taken the All Blacks to Britain, of a Six Nations match when he was coach of Wales.
What a difference a season makes.
Warren Gatland does a bemused look better than most and the Wales coach has been wearing it often when the World Cup is brought up.
It’s a phrase coined in tennis but is equally applicable to rugby especially in this World Cup year where it matters not how you win, but that you do win.
The Six Nations is suddenly wide open after England overturned the form book and the predictions of must pundits in round one.