Steve Hansen has named his 31 man squad to represent New Zealand in Japan in this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Liam Squire and Owen Franks are notable omissions to the squad assembling on Monday to prepare for the pre-World Cup test match against Tonga on the 7th of September.
Former New Zealand under-20 captain Luke Jacobson is selected ahead of Squire and Atu Moli named ahead of Franks.
The team will be led by Kieran Read
All Blacks Rugby World Cup Squad
Hookers: Dane Coles, Liam Coltman and Codie Taylor
Props: Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao and Ofa Tu’ungafasi
Locks: Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu and Sam Whitelock
Loose forwards: Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Kieran Read, Ardie Savea and Matt Todd
Halfbacks: TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith and Brad Weber
First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga
Midfielders: Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown and Sonny Bill Williams
Utility backs: Jordie Barrett
Outside backs: George Bridge, Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece and Ben Smith