The All Blacks have named their 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup .

Lightning winger Sevuloni Reece has made the cut in the All Blacks team to the Rugby World Cup.

Fiji born Reece was named in the 31 man squad by Coach Steve Hansen today.

The squad features 17 forwards and 14 backs with the following positional breakdown: three hookers, five props, four locks, five loose forwards, three halfbacks, two first five-eighths, four midfielders and five outside backs.

The biggest omission is 108-Test prop Owen Franks, who has been overlooked for Atu Moli and Angus Ta’avao.

Liam Squire also missed out on selection but Hansen confirmed at today’s announcement that the loose forward had made himself available as a replacement should he be needed – not initial selection.

The All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad boasts 1195 Test caps, with huge international experience balanced with a number of newer All Blacks.

Captain Kieran Read is the most capped player with 121 Test caps, while loose forward Luke Jacobson is the newest All Black with one Test cap.

The side has an average age of 27.

The squad will assemble in Hamilton on Monday to prepare for the pre-Rugby World Cup Test against Tonga on Saturday 7 September, before departing for Japan on Monday 9 September.

The All Blacks team in alphabetical order is:

  • Beauden Barrett, Blues
  • Jordie Barrett, Hurricanes
  • Scott Barrett, Crusaders
  • George Bridge, Crusaders
  • Sam Cane, Chiefs
  • Dane Coles, Hurricanes
  • Liam Coltman, Highlanders
  • Ryan Crotty, Crusaders
  • Jack Goodhue, Crusaders
  • Rieko Ioane, Blues
  • Luke Jacobson, Chiefs
  • Nepo Laulala, Chiefs
  • Anton Lienert-Brown, Chiefs
  • Atu Moli, Chiefs
  • Joe Moody, Crusaders
  • Richie Mo’unga, Crusaders
  • TJ Perenara, Hurricanes
  • Kieran Read (c), Crusaders
  • Sevu Reece, Crusaders
  • Brodie Retallick, Chiefs
  • Ardie Savea, Hurricanes
  • Aaron Smith, Highlanders
  • Ben Smith, Highlanders
  • Angus Ta’avo, Chiefs
  • Codie Taylor, Crusaders
  • Matt Todd, Crusaders
  • Patrick Tuipulotu, Blues
  • Ofa Tuungafasi, Blues
  • Brad Weber, Chiefs
  • Samuel Whitelock, Crusaders
  • Sonny Bill Williams, Blues

 

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