The Reuters global sports blog
New Zealand All Blacks coach Graham Henry played the part of the befuddled old fogey bemused by modern life and confused by new technology with a certain wry amusement towards the end of his team’s European tour late last year.
Neemia Tialata and Cory Janes revealed on Twitter they had been left out of the team to play England 24 hours before Henry formally announced the side.
“I had to find out what Twitter was,” Henry said. “I thought it was a new guy playing five-eighth for England.”
Tialata has 1,513 followers, who discovered their man had been supplanted by Owen Franks at tighthead prop a day before the media were informed. Serena Williams possesses 1,513,847, who were invited to help her with a recipe shortly before Xmas.