I dont disagree, but there is a clear conflict, who is right?? Plus, the number of times the AB's are called cheats, Richie was called a cheat, its continual. You can debate that its just sour grapes from opposing sides, or sour grapes from diehard AB supporters, but Ive never seen a sport where there is this type of theme
As to the artilcle being one opinion, yes it is, although contains not just one purveyor of that opinion. Discounting it is also just an opinion. Smoke and there is fire thats all
Accusations of cheating are frequent and common in many sports, both on and off the field: netball, cricket, athletics, soccer football, rugby league, ice hockey, baseball, yachting, etc. We don't have to look very far to see this.
It is true that smoke comes from fires but accusations don't always arise from actual wrongdoing. In the case of the All Blacks, they have such dominance that there is no let up because they are still ranked number 1. Until they are brought down a peg, those with unsatisfied grievances will not be satisfied.