16 Nov 2010

No conflict in midfield says Wayne Smith

7:32 am on 16 November 2010

The All Black assistant coach Wayne Smith is down playing any possible conflict that may be brewing within the camp, now that Sonny Bill Williams appears a legitimate contender for one of the midfield positions.

Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith have formed one of the best combinations in the game in recent years and both have shared the midfield with Williams in the All Blacks' last 2 matches.

Williams produced a man-of-the-match effort against Scotland last weekend and it has left many wondering what combination will take the field against Ireland this weekend.

Smith says selections are not about individuals and Nonu and Smith are all about the team....