Stay tuned for Ian Foster’s 33-man squad
New Zealand are the most successful team in Rugby World Cup history with three titles to their name and they are preparing for this autumn’s tournament with the Rugby Championship.
The team have named a 36-man squad ahead of their opening match against Argentina on 8 July, including seven uncapped players.
The All Blacks became the first nation to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups in 2015. The Kiwis were knocked out in the semi-finals by England in 2019 and had a less than spectacular 2022. Ian Foster’s side dropped to their worst ever World Rugby ranking of fifth last summer following a 26-10 defeat to South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
The All Blacks have never lost a World Cup pool match – can they continue this as they face off with hosts France in 2023?
Check out who made the cut for the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad, below – and see the full list of Rugby World Cup fixtures here.
All Blacks Rugby Championship training squad 2023
Forwards: Codie Taylor (Crusaders/Canterbury), Dane Coles (Hurricanes/Wellington), Samisoni Taukei’aho (Chiefs/Waikato), Ethan de Groot (Highlanders/Southland), Fletcher Newell (Crusaders/Canterbury), Nepo Laulala (Blues/Counties Manukau), Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Blues/Northland), Tamaiti Williams (Crusaders/Canterbury), Tyrel Lomax (Hurricanes/Tasman), Tevita Mafile’o (Hurricanes/Bay of Plenty), Brodie Retallick (Chiefs/Hawkes Bay), Josh Lord (Chiefs/Taranaki), Samuel Whitelock (Crusaders/Canterbury), Scott Barrett (Crusaders/Taranaki), Tupou Vaa’i (Chiefs/Taranaki), Ardie Savea (Hurricanes/Wellington), Dalton Papali’i (Blues/Counties Manukau), Luke Jacobson (Chiefs/Waikato), Sam Cane (Chiefs/Bay of Plenty), Samipeni Finau (Chiefs/Waikato), Shannon Frizell (Highlanders/Tasman)
Backs: Aaron Smith (Highlanders/Manawatu), Finlay Christie (Blues/Tasman), Cam Roigard (Hurricanes/Counties Manukau), Beauden Barrett (Blues/Taranaki), Damian McKenzie (Chiefs/Waikato) Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders/Canterbury), Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs/Waikato), Jordie Barrett (Hurricanes/Taranaki), Rieko Ioane (Blues/Auckland), Braydon Ennor (Crusaders/Canterbury), Dallas McLeod (Crusaders/Canterbury), Caleb Clarke (Blues/Auckland), Emoni Narawa (Chiefs/Bay of Plenty), Shaun Stevenson (Chiefs/Waikato), Mark Telea (Blues/North Harbour)
All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad 2023
This section on squad selections will be updated with the full Kiwi squad as soon as the first one is officially announced via New Zealand Rugby.
New Zealand Pool for Rugby World Cup
New Zealand have been drawn in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Italy, France, Uruguay and Namibia.
Fri 8 Sept New Zealand v France (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
Fri 15 Sept New Zealand v Namibia (Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse)
Fri 29 Sept New Zealand v Italy (Ol Stadium, Lyon)
Thurs 5 Oct New Zealand v Uruguay (Ol Stadium, Lyon)
New Zealand path to World Cup knock-outs
The knockout stages will follow the same format as previous years, with teams from Pools A and B then Pools C and D meeting in the quarter-finals. So Wales and England could meet in the last eight, for example.
QF1 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
QF2 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
QF3 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
QF4 – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B
Then the semi-finals will be the Winner of QF1 v Winner QF2 and the Winner QF3 v Winner QF4.
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