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The victorious New Zealand players made sure to take a Japanese-style bow to every corner of International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday “to show a bit of love back” to the sea of local fans who came dressed in All Blacks colors.

The world champions lined up in front of each stand in the cauldron-like ground and bowed in unison after they beat South Africa 23-13 in their opening game of the first World Cup to be held in Asia.

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