New Zealand and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read, in action against the Bulls in a Super 15 clash, is set on a leadership role with the All Blacks. Photo: AFPNew Zealand and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read, in action against the Bulls in a Super 15 clash, is set on a leadership role with the All Blacks. Photo: AFP
New Zealand and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read, in action against the Bulls in a Super 15 clash, is set on a leadership role with the All Blacks. Photo: AFP

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Topic |   HSBC Sevens World Series 2014-15
New Zealand and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read, in action against the Bulls in a Super 15 clash, is set on a leadership role with the All Blacks. Photo: AFPNew Zealand and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read, in action against the Bulls in a Super 15 clash, is set on a leadership role with the All Blacks. Photo: AFP
New Zealand and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read, in action against the Bulls in a Super 15 clash, is set on a leadership role with the All Blacks. Photo: AFP
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