All Blacks are bigger flops than Boks
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: New Zealand is widely recognised as the best in the world and has held the No.1 ranking for more than a decade. Now they also top another list.
The All Blacks are now bigger flops than the Springboks ... in France, at least.
Amid reports of a flurry of All Blacks being targetted by French clubs, it seems not all All Blacks have lived up to lofty expectations as French newspaper Mid Olympique released it’s worst signings of 2017.
McAlister has barely been seen for Toulon after signing on for the 2017/18 season, where the 34-year-old was dropped to third-choice first-five behind Anthony Belleau and Francois Trinh-Duc. He was loaned out to Clermont as injury cover before suffering a broken hand in a match against Agen.
Mid Olympique judged former Blues wing Frank Halai the fourth-worst signing, who joined Pau this season after leaving English club Wasps, and former Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot, signed by last-placed Oyonnax, came in at the ninth who was.