Israel Dagg: The face of determination

03:40, Sep 09 2012
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DON'T DROP IT: Israel Dagg recovers a ball while on the burst for the All Blacks against Argentina at Wellington.
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MINE! Israel Dagg goes up for the high ball against Argentina at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Israel Dagg tries to give an Argentinian defender the slip during the All Blacks' match in Wellington.
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GET IT AWAY: Israel Dagg flicks a pass during an All Black training session at Rugby League Park, Wellington.
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JUST KEEP RUNNING: Israel Dagg tries to push through a tackle from a Wallaby during the All Blacks' 2nd Bledisloe Cup test match at Eden park, Auckland.
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EASY DOES IT: Israel Dagg receives a pass during the Crusaders v Western Force match at AMI Stadium Christchurch.
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TAKE HIM DOWN: Chiefs' Hika Elliot fends Crusaders' Israel Dagg during a match at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.
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BALL SECURED: Crusaders' Israel Dagg secures a high ball as Chiefs' Aaron Cruden looks on at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.
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RIGHT AROUND THE WAIST: Israel Dagg unable to elude the tackle of Ireland's Fergus McFadden during the All Blacks' match at AMI Stadium, Christchurch.
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COMING BACK: Israel Dagg has re-signed with the Crusaders for two years.
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PUKANA: Israel Dagg sticks his tongue out while running in a try for the Crusaders, while playing the Cheetahs at the Christchurch Stadium in Addington.
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YOU'RE GOING DOWN: Crusaders' Israel Dagg tackles Blues fullback Isaia Toeava in a Super Rugby match at Auckland's Eden Park.
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BUT SERIOUSLY: Israel Dagg goes for a walk at Eden Park before the New Zealand vs France 2011 Rugby World Cup final match in Auckland.
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CHARGE! Israel Dagg explodes through a French tackle during the New Zealand vs France Rugby World Cup 2011 final match at Eden Park.
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TOO SLIPPERY: Israel Dagg evades Australia's first-five Quade Cooper during the New Zealand vs Australia rugby World Cup 2011 semi final match in Auckland.

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg's facial expressions show the passion, the power and the determination he gives to each and every one of his games.

The 24-year-old was born in Marton and attended Lindisfarne College in Hastings, playing for the Napier Pirates, and debuted for the All Blacks in June of 2010.

Some might say he looks a bit odd on the field some times, spending much of the game agape - but we say it's just Dagg embracing the game and giving it his all.

We've put together 15 of the best 'Dagg-faces' for your enjoyment.

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