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All Blacks No.8 Zinzan Brooke possessed the unique talent of being both an agile forward and having an impressive kicking side to his game. Setting a world record for his specific era – Brooke scored 17 Test rugby tries with the first of these tries coming against Argentina in 1987
He was a vital member of the New Zealand World Cup squad in 1991 and 1995 and contributed an unforgettable moment which has gone down in rugby folklore against England during the 1995 showpiece.
With the posts lying 47 metres away from the rampaging No.8 – Brooke set his sights and nailed an outrageous field goal – and in the process propelling him into the rugby spotlight.
Following an impressive career at club level with Auckland throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Brooke opted to move to the northern hemisphere to Harlequins where he played four seasons for the London side up until his retirement in 2001.