Former All Blacks player and coach Alex "Grizz" Wylie believes the weather will be a big factor in the All Blacks' efforts to bring the Webb Ellis trophy back to New Zealand.
Speaking to nzherald.co.nz, Wylie said the All Blacks look as though they will employ an expansive game plan but will need a hard and fast track for it to be a success.
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Alex Wylie's All Blacks career
Name: Alexander John Wylie
Born: August 30, 1944
Position: Loose forward
Points: 8 (two tries)
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