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ABs lost their compass after Richie

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13.06.2018

PAUL CULLY

Last updated 11:25, June 13 2018

Richie McCaw announces his retirement at NZ Rugby headquarters in Wellington in November, 2015.

OPINION: Nine All Blacks have been yellow/red carded, cited or have received a citing commissioner warning for high shots or contact to the head since Richie McCaw retired.

That's almost a starting team, and Kieran Read is among them.

In the last two years of McCaw's captaincy there was one.

Sonny Bill Williams smashes into the Lions' Anthony Watson in Wellington last year.

Those are the facts. There have been some red herrings put up on both sides of the Remy Grosso argument this week but if we want to be honest about where the All Blacks' discipline is today this is a starting point.

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* Warning for Tu'ungafasi
* All Blacks shown no lenience
* Grosso cleared to fly
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Of course, facts need context - these certainly do.

An argument can be........

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