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Lynn McConnell

Southland-born Lynn McConnell is a sportswriter/historian with 40 years experience in journalism having been sports editor of The Evening Post and The Southland Times. Lynn has written several books including 'Behind the Silver Fern: Playing Rugby for New Zealand' together with Tony Johnson.

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Dave Gallaher’s legacy lives on 100 years later

Among the early contributors to the proud legacy of All Blacks' rugby few have enjoyed the eminence achieved by Dave Gallaher, leader of the first significant All Blacks tour to Britain, Ireland, France and North America in 1905-06.
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OPINION: Super Rugby Form XV

Winning the Investec Super Rugby final, not only away from home but at altitude, has emphasised the Crusaders' dominance of the competition and provides them with an edge in choosing a Team of the Tournament.

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Dane Coles' 100th game a reward for patience

Former Hurricanes and England five-eighths Riki Flutey may have never known it but he had a lot to do with All Blacks hooker Dane Coles playing 100 games for the Wellington-based franchise.
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Kieran Read: All Blacks Centurion

Out of the wake of the disastrous 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign, No.8 Kieran Read emerged in time to share New Zealand's rejuvenation as a world force, an achievement in which he played a big part.
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Lochore's men changed the game forever

Much attention has focused on the 30-year anniversary of the first All Blacks team to win the Rugby World Cup in 1987, but also worthy of celebration is the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 All Blacks.
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