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All Blacks hit the greens at Dunbar

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Dunbar Golf Club has received glowing praise from the All Blacks who played on the historic course ahead of their game against Scotland at Murrayfield.

All Blacks’ captain Richie McCaw, who has 113 caps, thanked their Scottish hosts, writing in the visitors’ book: “An exceptional course and wonderful hospitality from all at the club.”

And the club was delighted to play host to the New Zealand rugby stars.

Gael Pollitt, a member of the council, said: “They were outstanding ambassadors for their sport and country.”

The visit came about after Dunbar member Douglas Mill, director of professional practice at the School of Law, University of Glasgow, met Conrad Smith, a member of the All Blacks’ with 63 caps and solicitor, who was speaking at an event at the university. The New Zealand player wanted to arrange a round of golf on a Scottish course and opted for Dunbar after looking at a number of venues.

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