NZ – Rugby World Cup Breeding Ground

“The All Blacks may be favoured to retain the Rugby World Cup but New Zealand’s influence on the global showpiece will extend far beyond its national team”, according to an article on SBS.

It seems there is something special about players from New Zealand. An entire new team could easily be formed with all New Zealand born players named in squads for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

“While the All Blacks’ squad of 31 features five players born overseas, nine other teams at the tournament will contain at least one born in New Zealand.”

There are also six Kiwi coaches (excluding Steve Hansen) “at the helm of sides contesting the eighth edition of the event.”

Article Source: SBS, September 03, 2015.

Image Source: Wikimedia

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