Five ABs in World XV

Nelson Mail - - Sport - Rugby

Beau­den Bar­rett has been picked at full­back among five All Blacks se­lected in the Rugby

World mag­a­zine’s best team of 2018. Join­ing the All Blacks play­maker are Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane on the right and left wings re­spec­tively, with skip­per Kieran Read at No 8 and Brodie Re­tal­lick at lock. New Zealan­ders make up a third of the team de­spite the All Blacks fin­ish­ing the year with some un­con­vinc­ing per­for­mances on their north­ern tour, in­clud­ing their 16-9 de­feat to Ire­land and the for­tu­nate 16-15 win against Eng­land.

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