Monday, August 19, 2013
Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Webster has an indepth article republished in todays Stuff online news that gives a whole bunch of meat to the bones of a little of what Deans had to put up with in his time as Wallaby Coach.
The three Amigos, James O'Connor, Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper, caused no end of chaos for The ARU and in particular, now dumped coach Deans.
Three enormous talents that in an environment such as that existing in The Crusaders for years and now being built in the Chiefs and Hurricanes, would be developed to as close to the ultimate as possible, have eroded and shredded in the temptation laden environment of big city Australia.
What Blackadder and the Crusaders have endured and by the end of Super Rugby 2013 have hopefully dealt to over Zac Guildford seems a walk in the park compared to the total chaos and ego filled attitudes of the three Amigos. Three terrorists would be a more accurate descriptive imho.
Now Ewen Mckenzie has it to confront and with Saturday Night's result added in, it is not going to get easier any time soon, at least Robbie gained the luxury of a first up Bledisloe success.
Go to the StufF page and have a gander, Webster's narrative made it a whole lot worse than I had imagined.