Brodie Retallick Rugby World Cup: Where are the All Blacks’ 2015 world champions?

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It’s only four years since the All Blacks won the 2015 Rugby World Cup title, but Richie McCaw’s champion squad are spread far and wide.

Twelve are in Japan with the current World Cup squad.

McCaw, Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu and Conrad Smith have hung up their boots others while others, including Dan Carter, are playing for overseas clubs.

Brodie Retallick Richie McCaw and Dan Carter with the Webb Ellis Cup after the All Blacks' 2015 Rugby World Cup win over Australia.

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Richie McCaw and Dan Carter with the Webb Ellis Cup after the All Blacks’ 2015 Rugby World Cup win over Australia.

The New Zealand Rugby Players Association has traced the whereabouts of the Class of 2015.

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FORWARDS

Brodie Retallick The All Blacks celebrarte winningthe 2015 World Cup.

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The All Blacks celebrarte winningthe 2015 World Cup.

DANE COLES (hooker). Age: 32. Tests: 66.

Background: Born in Wellington, test debut v Scotland 2012.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

KEVEN MEALAMU (hooker). Age: 40. Tests: 132.

Background: Born in Tokoroa, test debut v Wales 2002.

Brodie Retallick Keven Mealumu owns a gym near Auckland is standing for office at the 2019 local body elections.

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Keven Mealumu owns a gym near Auckland is standing for office at the 2019 local body elections.

Now: owns Fit 60 gym in Takanini, on the Drug Free Sport and Auckland Rugby boards, doing leadership training, and standing for the Papakura Local Board in the upcoming local body elections.

CODIE TAYLOR (hooker). Age: 28. Tests: 48.

Background: Born in Levin, test debut v Argentina 2015.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

WYATT CROCKETT (prop). Age: 36. Tests: 71.

Background: Born in Christchurch, test debut v Italy 2009.

Now: Playing for Tasman in the Mitre 10 Cup, owns a Stirling Sports franchise in Nelson, and is heading to play for Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan.

CHARLIE FAUMUINA (prop). Age: 32. Tests: 50.

Background: Born in Auckland, test debut v Argentina 2012.

Now: Playing for French Top 14 champions Toulouse. 

BEN FRANKS (prop). Age: 35. Tests: 47.

Background: Born in Melbourne, test debut v Ireland 2010. 

Now: Playing for Northampton Saints in England.

OWEN FRANKS (prop). Age: 31. Tests: 108.

Background: Born in Motueka, test debut v Italy 2009.

Brodie Retallick Owen Franks is on NPC duty with Canterbury after 108 tests for the All Blacks.

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Owen Franks is on NPC duty with Canterbury after 108 tests for the All Blacks.

Now: Playing for Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Cup, and has just won the Ranfurly Shield. Going to play with brother Ben for Northampton Saints in England.

TONY WOODCOCK (prop). Age: 38. Tests: 118.

Background: Born in Helensville, test debut v Wales 2002.

Now: Farming at Kaukapakapa.

JOE MOODY (prop). Age: 31. Tests: 43.

Background: Born in Christchurch, test debut v Australia 2014.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad. 

PAULIASI MANU (prop). Age: 31. Tests: 0.

Background: Born in Tonga, played for Auckland, Counties Manukau, Blues and Chiefs.

Now: In Japan where he played for the Sunwolves in 2019 and is on the Hino Red Dolphins’ books.

BRODIE RETALLICK (lock). Age: 28. Tests: 78.

Background: Born in Rangiora, test debut v Ireland 2012.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

LUKE ROMANO (lock). Age: 33. Tests: 31.

Background: Born in Nelson, test debut v Ireland 2012.

Now: Playing for Crusaders and Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Cup, and has his own hunting and outdoor adventure company called Monarch.

SAM WHITELOCK (lock). Age: 30. Tests: 115.

Background: Born in Palmerston North, test debut v Ireland 2010.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

SAM CANE (loose forward). Age: 27. Tests: 65.

Background: Born in Rotorua, test debut v Ireland 2012.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

JEROME KAINO (loose forward). Age: 36. Tests: 81.

Background: Born in American Samoa, test debut v Ireland 2006.

Now: Playing for Toulouse in France.

RICHIE MCCAW (loose forward). Age: 38. Tests: 148.

Background: Born in Oamaru, test debut v Ireland 2001.

Brodie Retallick Richie McCaw is now a co-owner and pilot of a Christchurch helicopters company.

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Richie McCaw is now a co-owner and pilot of a Christchurch helicopters company.

Now: Working for and part owner of Christchurch Helicopters, while also doing promotional work and adventure racing.

LIAM MESSAM (loose forward). Age: 35. Tess: 43.

Background: Born in Blenheim, test debut v Scotland in 2008.

Now: Playing for Toulon in France.

KIERAN READ (loose forward). Age: 33. Tests: 124.

Background: Born Papakura, test debut v Scotland in 2008.

Brodie Retallick Kieran Read is captaining the All Blacks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Kieran Read is captaining the All Blacks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Now: In Japan captaining the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

VICTOR VITO (loose forward). Age: 32. Tests: 33.

Background: Born in Wellington, test debut v Ireland 2010.

Now: Playing for La Rochelle in France.

BACKS

TAWERA KERR-BARLOW (halfback). Age: 29. Tests: 27.

Background: Born in Melbourne, test debut v Scotland 2012.

Now: Playing for La Rochelle in France.

T J PERENARA (halfback). Age: 28. Tests: 62.

Background: Born in Porirua, test debut v England 2014.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

AARON SMITH (halfback). Age: 30. Tests: 89.

Background: Born in Feilding, test debut v Ireland 2012.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

BEAUDEN BARRETT (first five-eighths). Age: 28. Tests: 80.

Background: Born New Plymouth, test debut v Ireland 2012.

Brodie Retallick Beauden Barrett and brother talk with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Beauden Barrett and brother talk with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

DAN CARTER (first five-eighths). Age: 37. Tests: 112.

Background: Born in Southbridge, test debut v Wales 2003.

Brodie Retallick Dan Carter helped the Kobelco Steelers win the 2019 Japan Top League title.

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Dan Carter helped the Kobelco Steelers win the 2019 Japan Top League title.

Now: Recovering from neck surgery, recently released a film, doing promotional work, and heading to a second season with the Kobelco Steelers,Japan’s Top League champions.

COLIN SLADE (first five-eighths). Age: 31. Tests: 21.

Background: Born in Christchurch, test debut v Australia 2010.

Now: Playing for Pau in France and has recently sold his café there.

MALAKAI FEKITOA (centre). Age: 27. Tests: 24.

Background: Born in Tonga, test debut v England 2014.

Now: Playing for Wasps in England after two years with Toulon.

MA’A NONU (midfield). Age: 37. Tests: 103.

Background: Born in Wellington, test debut v England 2003.

Brodie Retallick Conrad Smith (L) Daniel Carter, Ma'a Nonu, Keven Mealamu, Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock with the Bledisloe Cup. All retired from test rugby after the 2015 World Cup.

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Conrad Smith (L) Daniel Carter, Ma’a Nonu, Keven Mealamu, Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock with the Bledisloe Cup. All retired from test rugby after the 2015 World Cup.

Now: Played for Blues in 2019 and focusing on family.

CONRAD SMITH (midfield). Age: 37. Tests: 94.

Background: Born in Hawera, test debut v Italy 2004.

Now: Qualified lawyer working part time for International Rugby Players and is also the Director of Rugby for Pau in France.

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS (midfield). Age: 34. Tests: 55.

Background: Born in Auckland, test debut v England 2010.

Brodie Retallick All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams scores a try against Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams scores a try against Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squad.

NEHE MILNER-SKUDDER (wing/fullback). Age: 29. Tests: 13.

Background: Born in Taihape, test debut v Australia 2015.

Now: Rehabbing from injury with the Manawatu Mitre 10 Cup team and then heading to play for Toulon in France.

WAISAKE NAHOLO (wing). Age: 28. Tests: 26.

Background: Born in Fiji, test Debut v Argentina 2015.

Now: Playing for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup then heading to play for London Irish in England.

JULIAN SAVEA (wing). Age: 29. Tests: 54.

Background: Born in Wellington, test debut v Ireland 2012

Brodie Retallick Julian Savea now plays for Toulon in France.

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Julian Savea now plays for Toulon in France.

Now: Playing for Toulon in France

BEN SMITH (fullback/wing). Age: 33. Tests: 83.

Background: Born in Dunedin, test debut v Italy 2009.

Now: In Japan with the All Blacks 2019 RWC squa

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