Dead Ball hero and national icon Piri Weepu has today completed one of the most impressive personal 12 month turnarounds in rugby – an All Black outsider, ommited from the end of season touring squad of 2007, he has now been named as captain for the ABs’ historic rematch with Munster (the team who beat New Zealand 12-0 in Limerick in 1978).
This is could be one of the great masterstokes of coaching… This:
Who knows how this will play out, but rugby just got a little more awesomer!!
There will be a full profile on Piri Weepu (the athleticism of sloth, the complexity of simple math) on Dead Ball in the coming weeks. This man deserves it all.