Zinzan Brooke

Brooke played for the All Blacks between 1987 and 1997, playing 58 tests and 42 matches. Across the 100 matches, Brooke scored 195 points, made up of 42 tries and three drop goals. He is considered one of the best number eights to have ever played for the All Blacks with running and kicking skills of a back along with the strength and mobility of a great loose forward.

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Zinzan Brooke: Savea and loosies can be flexible

I was very interested to see the selection of Ardie Savea in the No 6 jersey to face the Wallabies in Perth.
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Zinzan Brooke: Expect much better from the All Blacks

I have to say I was disappointed in the All Blacks’ display against the Pumas last weekend, even allowing for several debutants.
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Zinzan Brooke: Acid goes on pack trio to handle the heat

It’s a big outing for the likes of Vaea Fifita, Patrick Tuipulotu and Ofa Tuungafasi in the pack this weekend.
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Zinzan Brooke: Expect an All Blacks backlash in Rome

I had that feeling in my gut that Ireland was going to take the win last weekend, but it gave me no great pleasure as an All Blacks fan.
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Zinzan Brooke: RWC final dress rehearsal?

We had better sign off on what happened at Twickenham last weekend before we look at what is going to be another massive Test match in Dublin.
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Zinzan Brooke: Pressure is on the All Blacks

There is plenty of talk on the street here in London about this Test.
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Zinzan Brooke: Papalii will be just fine on debut

I know exactly what Dalton Papalii is going through ahead of his All Blacks debut in Tokyo on Saturday night.
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Zinzan Brooke: Refocusing for a ‘potential banana skin’

There won’t be any intention from the All Blacks to slip up in Yokohama, but this is a potential banana skin.
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ZInzan Brooke: Ardie Savea now a viable No 8 option

I thought Ardie Savea played very well at No 8 in Argentina.
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