It is a funny world, but just looking at the careers of the NZ wingers vs those of SA.
You would think with their talent and strike rate that a kiwi winger would hold the world record with the most tries. Starting with Jonuh Lomu to Zac Guildford, Savea and Noholo to Ioni.
All of the above came firing out of the blocks but then one or 2 injuries and they are surplus to requirements.
Where as with SA, we struggled for years to find a replacement for Habana and JP Pietersen. None of wingers seem could, tackle, catch or even find the right space on the field.
Now all of a sudden we have quite a few to choose from. One notable winger is Mpimpi, at 29 he is now one of the best wingers in the world where as Savea can't even hold down a lucrative club contract.
We have the likes of Kolbe age 26 setting the world a light and looking at getting better and better.
Then we still have some youngsters coming through too, but it just makes me wonder how the All blacks chuck their wingers to the side so quickly and it is all downhill their for them where with SA it takes a while for our boys to reach their potential