The All Blacks will be looking to extend their winning streak against Ireland, Italy and France.
After beating a path through the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks will be looking to underline their global dominance by claiming wins over Ireland, Italy and France next month.
To that end, Steve Hansen has named a squad filled with exciting players who have the ability to conjure up moments of magic against their northern hemisphere opponents.
Although Hansen has included some relatively inexperienced players in the All Blacks’ touring party, names like Damian McKenzie, George Moala, Anton Leinert-Brown, Ardie Savea and Rieko Ioane have the ability to frighten even the most battle hardened test nations.
Continue reading below
Make sure to check the latest episode of our weekly rugby podcast, The Oval Office, where we pay tribute to the late Anthony Foley, talk all things European Champions Cup and catch up with Leo Cullen, Josh Van Der Flier and Rory Kockett.
Listen here on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes.
Interestingly, Hansen has included three Barrett brothers in the squad, Beauden who is regarded by many as being the best player in the world at present, alongside Jordie and Scott.
Scott has been named as cover for the injured Sam Whitelock in the second row, while Jordie, a utility back, has been named as an apprentice for the tour.
New Zealand Squad:
Kieran Read, Captain
Injury replacements: Scott Barrett, Vaea Fifita
Apprentice: Jordie Barrett
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena
Heineken Rugby Club celebrates and rewards real supporters who make the game what it is.