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The current World Champions will play tests against Japan, England, Ireland and Italy during their November 2018 tour to the northern hemisphere. Head coach Steve Hansen has named 2 squads for the tour, 32 have been selected to face England, Ireland and Italy while a further 19 players have been selected for the game in Japan.

The 32-man squad includes 18 forwards (three hookers, five props, four locks and six loose forwards) and 14 backs (three half-backs, three first five-eighths, four midfielders and four outside backs). The squad has won a total of 1,061 Test caps – an average of 33 Test caps per player and average age of 26.

Loose forward Kieran Read will captain New Zealand on the tours. The 32-year-old has won 114 caps for the All Blacks.

New Zealand’s 32-man squad
Forwards (18 in total)
Hookers: Dane Coles (aged 31, Wellington, 56 caps); Nathan Harris (26, Bay of Plenty, 18); Codie Taylor (27, Canterbury, 38)
Props: Owen Franks (30, Canterbury, 103); Nepo Laulala (27, Counties Manukau, 13); Joe Moody (30, Canterbury, 36); Karl Tu’inukuafe (25, North Harbour, 9); Ofa Tuungafasi (26, Auckland, 22)
Locks: Scott Barrett (23, Taranaki, 14); Brodie Retallick (27, Hawke’s Bay, 71); Patrick Tuipulotu (25, Auckland, 19); Samuel Whitelock (30, Canterbury, 105)
Loose forwards: Vaea Fifita (26, Wellington, 7); Dalton Papalii (21, Auckland, uncapped); Kieran Read, captain (32, Counties Manukau, 114); Ardie Savea (25, Wellington, 31); Liam Squire (27, Tasman, 20); Matt Todd (30, Canterbury, 14)
Backs (14 in total)
Half-backs: TJ Perenara (26, Wellington, 51); Aaron Smith (28, Manawatu, 79); Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (23, Taranaki, 1)
First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett (27, Taranaki, 69); Damian McKenzie (23, Waikato, 19); Richie Mo’unga (24, Canterbury, 4)
Midfielders: Ryan Crotty (30, Canterbury, 41); Jack Goodhue (23, Northland, 5); Anton Lienert-Brown (23, Waikato, 30); Sonny Bill Williams (33, Counties Manukau, 49)
Outside backs: Jordie Barrett (21, Taranaki, 7); Rieko Ioane (21, Auckland, 20); Waisake Naholo (27, Taranaki, 24); Ben Smith (32, Otago, 73)

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