This time of year always lends itself to reflection and few
in the sporting world will feel more vindicated than New
Zealander Warren Gatland, the Wales head coach who has signed
on with the union until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Benji Marshall is in line to make a high-profile return to
Sydney for the Blues' pre-season game against the Waratahs in
February, and Chris Noakes, one of his teammates contesting
the No10 jersey, hopes the league convert is a hit at