The New Zealand (NZ) All Blacks have been awarded ‘World Team of the Year’ at the Laureus World Sports Awards held in Berlin this week.
All Blacks Receive Laureus World Sports Award
The prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards were held at a glittering ceremony in Berlin where the worlds best sports men and women gathered for the annual awards. The All Blacks were nominated for Team of the Year for their back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories [winning the final 34-17 against Australia] and Captain Richie McCaw and coach Steve Hansen accepted the award on behalf of the team–the first win by the All Blacks after many times being nominated previously.
Also on the night, first-five Dan Carter won the ‘Comeback of the Year’ for his part in winning and defending the Webb Ellis Cup. Carter, who was in preparations with his Racing92 side for the European Rugby Champions Cup was his ever-humble self in being recognized for the efforts he made in 2014/2015, to return to the All Blacks role, battling injury and form fluctuations to help his team triumph on the world stage in October of last year.
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All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw speaks on stage with Steve Hanse, head coach, as they accept the award on behalf of the All Blacks rugby team after winning the Laureus World Team of the Year 2015, in Berlin, Germany