What a build-up to this dead rubber Bledisloe Cup it’s been. The details have been well documented; Kurtley Beale abused the business manager on a plane. She went home under intolerable pressure. It turned out he’d harassed her before.
Then there were the questions about why she was there in the first place, and things got tough for Ewen McKenzie at home and at work.
Press Conferences resemble an interrogation more than a rugby press conference.
But we’ve been told they are still positive, things are all good in The Group, and this was all about celebrating Adam Ashley-Cooper’s 100th test.
So to prove it they had a special commemorative photo to celebrate, with AAC lifting his bat at bring up the century.
Yup; they haven’t lost the plot one little bit.