I am looking forward to tonights Blues vs Crusaders game because I thought playing the Highlanders last week didn’t give a clear indication of how either team have really improved (if at all). I didn’t get to watch any ITM last year so I am interested to see how Simon Hickey goes starting at first-five. In my opinion, when John Kirwin first arrived at the Blues he really fucked up their first-five situation and still hasn’t managed to sign the talent needed in such a pivotal role.
Also, not jumping for joy that JK has re signed. I thought they would have waited a little longer into the season so they can properly assess how well he’s doing. Because if they don’t improve this year, they don’t need another bad year after that. I think to be successful it’s not all about having the best players but you really do need a good coach.