By TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion Post
OPINION: The news - good, bad and odd - from around the Super 14 teams.
In the news: The Crusaders reveal the true meaning of "culture" when eight Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers trained with the squad yesterday. Brad Thorn is said to have impressed and may have a small part in the upcoming production of The Nutcracker.
Physio's table: Thomas Waldrom (Achilles), Ben Franks (knee), Corey Flynn (ankle), Isaac Ross (ankle), Chris Jack (wrist surgery), Kade Poki (knee).
The good: Watching Zac Guildford play rugby. Sure, it's a pity he's not in the Hurricanes, but the Hawke's Bay kid plays with energy, enjoyment, anticipation and pace.
The bad: Todd Blackadder has confessed to being a huge balletomane, while Richie McCaw's arabesque's and plies are poor. Owen Franks feet are not petite enough for ballet shoes, and he isn't even close to a grant battement. Google told me people, Google.
For the other NZ teams, check our source : http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-14/3396668/Teamtalk-Around-the-Super-14