Stuff.co.nz today published a photograph (by Peter Meecham) of two All Blacks wearing pink as they trained on a northern hemisphere tour in 2006.
The suggestion of pink comes as the All Blacks are required to wear their silver strip in their match against the French this weekend. French captain Raphael Ibanez said that the New Zealand rugby team could play in blue or pink or without any jersey and they would still be the All Blacks.
The poll run by the Fairfax site asks readers to vote on pink, black, silver/grey and topless. There is something about the black and silver that makes the All Blacks who they are. The black and white colours come from the traditional Maori art. What’s missing is red. The All Blacks should be wearing red socks.