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St Patrick's Day XV

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There have only been 9 Irish O's who have played test rugby for the All Blacks - but plenty of others with distinctly Irish names. Here's our top XV:

1 Des O'Donnell, 2 Corey Flynn, 3 Ned Hughes, 4 James Ryan, 5 Kevin O'Neill, 6 Adam Thomson, 7 Jim O'Sullivan, 8 Peter Burke, 9 Charlie Brown, 10 Lance Johnson, 11 Mike O'Callaghan, 12 Jason O'Halloran, 13 Terry O'Sullivan, 14 Tom Lynch, 15 Pat Walsh

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Winning Wyatt

Who never lost a test when starting...

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We pay tribute to Wyatt Crockett, who announced his retirement from international rugby last week.
• 190 Super Rugby matches, and counting… (the most in the history of Super rugby)
• 71 test caps – 3rd on the all-time list of props (behind Tony Woodcock and Owen Franks)
• 9 seasons since his All Black debut in 2009
• 46 test caps off the bench – shared 2nd place for most bench caps (tied with Piri Weepu, behind Keven Mealamu)
• Never lost a test match when selected as a starting prop (25 starts)
• Achieved an incredible win/draw rate in test matches of 95.8% (this compares to a 90% success rate for the All Blacks over his playing career)
• Era-Adjusted Caps 33.66
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