Finally, the 2019 Rugby World Cup is upon us. In the coming weeks the current crop of All Blacks will attempt to add to an ever-growing legacy and claim their third consecutive World Cup title, knowing their every move will be documented, scrutinised and remembered for generations to come. The Bay of Plenty has a proud history of producing tough, uncompromising and innovative All Blacks. Sports reporter David Beck takes a walk down memory lane with Bay of Plenty rugby historian and statistician Brent Drabble and picks the Bay's best ever All Blacks.

For years, we have watched the All


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