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New Zealand is in the very top spot in the International Rugby Board World Rankings, they have been in the top spot for a while. Australia is second and South Africa in third. New Zealand has been seeded into Pool A and will face Tonga first in the Rugby World Cup. They play in Auckland on September 9th at 20:30. Next, New Zealand will face off against Japan in Hamilton in a match that happens on September 16th at 20:00 and then will play France in Auckland on September 24th. Finally, the New Zealand squad will take on Canada in Wellington on October 2nd at 15:30.
Corey Flynn is a hooker for the New Zealand team, coming from the Cruaders and Andrew Hore is also a hooker. Propers include John Afoa from Ulster, Ben Franks and Owen Franks from the Crusaders. Tony Woodcock is yet another Prop. Flankers include Jerome Kaino, Richi McCaw and Adam Thomson. Victor Vito is also a Flanker and Kieran Read is Number 8. Scrum Halfs are Jimmy Coan, Andy Ellis and Piri Weepu and Dan Carter is a Fly-Half. Isreal Dagg who comes to us from the Crusaders is a Fullback.
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