Belfast Telegraph

All-Blacks World Cup squad named

New Zealand coach Graham Henry has named a 29-man squad for the World Cup.

One spot has been left open, with prop Greg Somerville being given another three weeks to recover from an Achilles injury.

They will be captained by flanker Richie McCaw.

The All-Blacks are favourites for the tournament - especially after sealing the Tri-Nations title yesterday.

They begin their campaign in Pool C against Italy, on September eighth and could meet Ireland in the quarter finals.

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