JONAH Lomu issued a damning verdict on the Lions after they endured the humiliation of being Blackwashed
The Lions have been comprehensively 'blackwashed
' 3-0 after yet another demolition job by New Zealand.
BRANDED a loser after Australia blackwashed
New Zealand 3-0 in last year's Bledisloe Cup, All Blacks captain Taine Randell can complete a remarkably rapid renaissance by leading his country's beloved rugby team to World Cup glory, thereby securing his place alongside pioneering mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and eminent physics professor Lord Rutherford in the Kiwi Hall of Fame.
Hartley acknowledges that four QBE internationals on successive Saturdays against southernhemisphere opposition will be a "step-up" for an England squad "Blackwashed
" 3-0 by New Zealand in June.
He coached Wales to a World Cup quarter-final in 2003, was assistant coach to the All Blacks side which won three Tri-Nations titles, 'Blackwashed
' the Lions in 2005 and completed a Grand Slam tour of the UK in the same year.
But how do this present Australian side compare to more contemporary sides like the dominant West Indies side of the mid-1980s, who 'blackwashed
' England 5-0 in consecutive series of 1984 and 1985-6.
The Lions were 'Blackwashed
' 3-0 in the Test by New Zealand, but Alfie's inspirational leadership skills steadied the tour when it threatened to implode.
Under his captaincy, New Zealand 'Blackwashed
' the Lions, won the Tri-Nations title and became the first All Blacks side for 27 years to complete a Grand Slam tour of Britain and Ireland - all in the last seven months.
Woodward decided attack was the best form of defence after seeing his side Blackwashed