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All Blacks captain Kieran Read unfazed by personal criticism: 'I've grown from it'

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says he pays no attention to any criticism of his own performances, as he builds towards his final international season in the black jersey.

Following the 16-9 loss to Ireland in Dublin last November, Read has become the target of waves of criticism, with several senior New Zealand based writers suggesting his time as All Blacks captain is up.

Speaking to 1 NEWS though, Read opened up about the effects - or lack thereof - that any criticism has on his performances on the field.

"You need to have a lot of resilience," Read said.

"It's part and parcel of this game that there'll be positive and negative feedback from different walks of life - none more so than yourself and your teammates.

"I've grown from it, if you get to my age you can't let too many things affect you. It just kind of rolls off the shoulders. 

"You know what you need to do come the next day or the next week. That's where I'm at right now."

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Read's position has come into question after a below standard 2018. Source: 1 NEWS


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