Luke Ronchi's hilarious Black Clash scouting report

Publish Date
Friday, 17 January 2020, 9:00AM


Former Black Cap Luke Ronchi has revealed his hilarious 'scouting report' on Team Rugby ahead of the T20 Black Clash in Napier today.

The inaugural event at Hagley Park, Christchurch, last year brought fans together to celebrate both codes to help raise money for the welfare funds for the New Zealand Rugby and Cricket Players Associations.

And Ronchi is ready to battle once again in 2020, with some fighting words for his opposition filled with All Blacks greats.

Former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson joined in on the banter with a quick reply.

"Weber sounds like a nice bloke Ronc......if you need any small men's bats and gloves am sure I can find 1 or 2 floating around," he posted.

"I'm calling for a measure off with Hesson. Height and length," replied Weber.

Australian comedian Andy Lee is making no secrets of what he brings to the table for the match - a high-profile addition to Stephen Fleming's Team Cricket side.

"I've got an upper hand in sledging," Lee joked with 1 NEWS.

"I've studied all of them, I'm gonna go personal.

"I've also brought sandpaper along. It's worked for the Aussies in the past."

Team Rugby is coached by Sir Graham Henry and features Richie McCaw, Carlos Spencer, Muttiah Muralitharan and a host of current All Blacks.

Team Cricket is coached and captained by Stephen Fleming and features Daniel Vettori, Nathan Astle, Chris Harris and Grant Elliot.

Team Rugby:
Sir Graham Henry - Coach-selector
Richie McCaw
Israel Dagg
Jason Spice
Ofisa Tonu'u
Beauden Barrett
Jordie Barrett
Aaron Smith
Brad Weber
Derren Witcombe
Carlos Spencer
Plus International wildcards
Muttiah Muralitharan
Mahela Jayawardene

Team Cricket:
Stephen Fleming – Coach-captain
Daniel Vettori
Nathan Astle
Grant Elliott
Jacob Oram
Hamish Marshall
Chris Harris
Kyle Mills
Luke Ronchi
Nathan McCullum
Mathew Sinclair
Plus International wildcard
Andy Lee (Hamish and Andy)

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