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Position: Backrow
Age: 28
Place of birth: Hastings
Test debut: June 14, 1997 v Fiji
Tests: 50
Points: 60 (12T)
Height: 6′ 2′
Weight: 15st 12lb

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Randell played his 50th Test against France at the weekend and has led the All Blacks 21 times – behind only Wilson Whineray and Sean Fitzpatrick. He is New Zealand’s youngest ever captain – first donning the skipper’s armband at the age of 23.
The Otago Highlander backrower has had a chequered career as skipper, including losing five Tests in a row in 1998 and leading the All Blacks in their disappointing fourth-place finish at the 1999 World Cup. He was dumped after that tournament but fought his way back into the side with some superb performances at Super 12 level.
A regular try-scorer, Randell can play any position in the back row. He also has a double degree in law and commerce.

**Have you seen Randell play…Where and when – and should Wales be worried?

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