We take a look at how the All Blacks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad may look when the tournament begins in September…
Coles is clearly the stand-out hooker for the All Blacks whilst Mealamu provides an experienced alternative with backup from Elliott.
1. Dane Coles
2. Keven Mealamu
There is so much experience in this selection that other teams may struggle to cope, particularly during the knock-out stages.
The two starters are pretty much nailed on here, whilst Romana and Boradhurst provide solid cover in the event of injuries.
The starting back row for the All Blacks is pretty predictable by now, whilst Cane and Messam will also be given chance to impress.
Smith will start whilst Perenara will claim the bench spot with cover coming from Chiefs man Kerr-Barlow.
Carter and Barrett provide a perfect blend of youth and experience to help ensure the All Blacks have a good variety of options.
Nonu and Smith will start in the centres if fit, whilst Cortty and Fekitoa will prepare to take over, and additional cover comes from SBW.
Saves and Smith look guaranteed to start, whilst the final spot is still up for contention. SBW will provide good cover for wing and centre.
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