The All Blacks are undoubtedly the best sporting side in the world, but is their dominance on the verge of being undone?
As players start to compromise their own values, as well as that of the team, their supremacy and foundations from which they are built upon begins to be eroded.
Steve Hansen faces some very tough decisions in the near future as the World Cup fast approaches. Does he stick with their talent and ignore/manage their mistakes? Or does he make an example of their behaviour and demonstrate to the team and also to the rest of the world that nothing can come between your values and team principles?
The world awaits to see what comes next....
They’re the absolute masters of that and their ability to continue to work towards that goal and corral around each other to deliver is second to none. But that all comes down to culture, team values and ethics. Unless the kind of behaviour we’ve seen make headlines gets eradicated, Hansen is going to have a big problem on his hands because it undermines the values and principles of your team.