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Alliteration XV
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Alliteration XV

Following the debut of 'Triple T' the All Blacks can name a full playing XV with Alliterative names. There have been 34 All Blacks with alliterative names, but never covering all positions. Now, we have picked our best XV, with the criteria that players must have filled that jersey in a test:


1. Wilson Whineray, Caps 32, First year 1957, Final year 1965, Era-Adj Caps 102.86
2. Ian Irvine, 1, 1952, 1952, 6.25
3. Bill Bush, 12, 1974, 1979, 30.13
4. Sam Strahan, 17, 1967, 1973, 51.29
5. Albert Anderson, 6, 1983, 1987, 12.5
6. Jamie Joseph, 20, 1992, 1995, 23.9
7. Victor Vito, 33, 2010, 2015, 16.88
8. Murray Mexted, 34, 1979, 1985, 80.41
9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 1, 2018, 2018, 0.2
10. Beauden Barrett, 67, 2012, 2018, 43.75
11. Sitiveni Sivivatu, 45, 2005, 2011, 41.37
12. Mark Mayerhoefler, 6, 1998, 1998, 10.71
13. Ron Rangi, 10, 1964, 1966, 26.79
14. Bill Birtwistle, 7, 1965, 1967, 20.19
15. Christian Cullen, 58, 1996, 2002, 68.66

Captain: Wilson Whineray
Coach: yet to be filled

Other players considered for selection:
Tim Twigden, Snowy Svenson, Rene Ranger, Frank Fryer, Doug Dalton, George Gillett, Pat Purdue, Mike McCool, Doolan Downing, Mils Muliaina, Clive Currie, Ben Blair, Morrie McHugh, Buster Barrett, Bob Burgess, Bobby Black, Tom Taylor, Roy Roper, Bob Bennet
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