Why was Reuben sandbagged?
June 5, 2006
Like a lot of kiwis, Richard Loe isn't happy about the plight of Reuben Thorne, ex-All Black captain and a stalwart in the Crusader championship dynasty.
I think Reuben Thorne has been treated poorly by All Black selectors. He has been hard done by on the selection front but I think he was treated even worse in the way he missed selection. ...
He is an 80-minute man who works hard all the way.
That sort of 80-minute player is now less common and old once-was'ers like me feel uncomfortable about All Black jerseys being handed out for players coming on for the last 10 minutes of a test - especially when you have real workers like Thorne who do the business for 80 minutes.
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