Injured 2009 or crisis in NZRU?

  1. Daniel Carter injured, out for most of the season
  2. Ali Williams injured, out for most of the season
  3. Richie McCaw's injuries have not let him play four games in a row
  4. The same goes for Brendon Leonard, Sitiveni Sivivatu and Conrad Smith
  5. Awful start to the international campaign with horror games against France and Italy
  6. Christchurch not able to fill the stadium to see the All Blacks
  7. Major injuries to Corry Flynn, Casey Laulala, Richard Kahui
  8. Super 14 lost
  9. Tri Nations lost even before it has started.
Is all that enough to start frightening? Is 2009 a year of bad luck? A year in which NZRU has to check if everything is going in the right direction?

Amidst all, Graham Henry seeks his re-election until 2011