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Common All Black Names
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Common All Black Names

We have investigated the most common All Black first names and surnames. There have been about 850 capped All Blacks with 359 different first names (or commonly accepted first names). 

Amongst this great variety of first names only 12 names appear 10 times or more:

John 24, Bill 23, Jack 22, George 15, Jim 15, Mark 14, Ron 13, Ian 12, Charlie 11, Frank 11, Peter 11 and Kevin 10. 

9 appearances: Brian, Bruce, Don, Tom

8: Eric, Graham, Keith

7: Bob, Dave, Joe, Mike

6: Andy, Ben, Colin, Dick, Murray, Pat, Sam, Steve

You couldn't select a single-named All Black XV with capped players in their predominant playing positions. The closest you can get is with the name JOHN. So we do...

 

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