New Zealand: Full Report Card for Every Position Entering Rugby Championship

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New Zealand: Full Report Card for Every Position Entering Rugby Championship
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New Zealand can set a new world record-winning streak as they go hunting for straight win No. 18 at the start of the Rugby Championship.

Coach Steve Hansen has been thrown a late curve ball by injury to Dan Carter, but the Crusaders man has been injured so often in recent years, it hardly causes a ripple in the camp's preparations.

There is quality everywhere you look in this squad. In assigning grades, I have looked at their season form, their pedigree at Test level and experience. It's a daunting group when you add all that up.

Here are the scores.

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