New Zealand have named their squad for the forthcoming 2011 Rugby World Cup that will take place on home soil. The All Blacks are the overwhelming favourites to lift the William Webb Ellis Trophy for a second time and will hope the 30 men selected will deliver on that promise.
The full squad is as follows:
Forwards (16): Corey Flynn (Canterbury), Andrew Hore (Taranaki), Keven Mealamu (Auckland), John Afoa (Auckland), Ben Franks (Tasman), Owen Franks (Canterbury), Tony Woodcock (North Harbour), Anthony Boric (North Harbour), Brad Thorn (Canterbury), Samuel Whitelock (Canterbury), Ali Williams (Auckland), Jerome Kaino (Auckland), Richie McCaw (capt/Canterbury), Kieran Read (Canterbury), Adam Thomson (Otago), Victor Vito (Wellington)
Backs (14): Jimmy Cowan (Southland), Andy Ellis (Canterbury), Piri Weepu (Wellington), Daniel Carter (Canterbury), Colin Slade (Canterbury), Richard Kahui (Waikato), Ma’a Nonu (Wellington), Conrad Smith (Wellington), Sonny Bill Williams (Canterbury), Israel Dagg (Hawke’s Bay), Zac Guildford (Hawke’s Bay), Cory Jane (Wellington), Mils Muliaina (Waikato), Isaia Toeava (Auckland).