Former All Blacks have an Interesting take on Ireland’s All Black Players

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On this weeks Sky Sports New Zealand the Breakdown former All Blacks greats Mils Muliaina, Jeff Wilson and John Kirwan had an interesting take on the three New Zealand players that are in the Irish team Jamison Gibson-Park, James Lowe, and Bundee Aki

Former World Cup winner believes Gibson-Park could have played for the All Blacks

“Jamison Gibson-Park was outstanding,”

“He could have been an All Black, but he was young, he was loose. He was just loose. He didn’t have the application to maximise his ability back then. He’s gone overseas, and he’s done that.

“Lowe was always good enough to be an All Black, but he had some amazing people ahead of him. The same with Bundee Aki. These guys were good enough to be All Blacks, but they had a line of people in front of them, and they’ve taken their opportunity. To say they weren’t good enough is a bit harsh.

“How would you be if you were a number eight, like Jordan Taufua for example? He was good enough to be an All Black, got selected, got injured, and never played. They’ve taken their opportunity overseas, and that’s a great thing. It was a huge day for them.”

Jeff Wilson also has massive time for Ireland winger James Lowe saying; “To be fair, I did rank him number one at fullback and one at wing, but they decided he wasn’t good enough. See the full discussion below;

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