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All Blacks captain Richie McCaw holds the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for supporters during a parade through Auckland's central business district to celebrate their Rugby World Cup victory in New Zealand, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Open quoteWhat the boys put out there, we had to dig deeper than ever before, and it's hard to get it to sink in, but I am so proud of every single one of them.Close quote

  • captain of the All Blacks, New Zealand's rugby team, on its 8-7 victory over France in the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday; host New Zealand hadn't won the cup since the first tournament, in 1987
Photo: Themba Hadebe / AP | Source: New York Times