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Re: What to expect next season ?
Posted by: Saint Stokey
Date: 31/01/2018 13:17
Chris Boyd is without adoubt, a major signing but i would expect us to be a table topping side overnight.

Its going to take him time to learn the league, the tactics, the style and the opposing sides. Given time i think he could do wonders with us.

I think we should remember that whilst he won Super Rugby in 2016, look at the squad that he had...
Dane Coles
Vaea Fifita
Ngani Laumape
Ardie Sarvea
Brad Shields
Jeffery To'omaga-Allen
Victor Vito
Vince Aso
Beauden Barrett
Cory Jane
Nehe Milner-Skudder
TJ Perenara
Julian Savea
Jason Woodwood

All of these players were either full All Black or either pretty damn close to it. With players like that, you should be able to win a trophy. Similarly, look at the Baby Blacks that he coached... not a bad bunch to play with.

I'm still confident that he'll turn us around, but he needs to either bring in a number of players that can play a Hurricanes style of game or adapt a style that will work with the current squad.

All i'm saying is, lets wait and see and not expect to be thumping Sarries and Exeter everytime we meet.

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