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All Blacks Announce 2023 World Cup Squad with Familiar Faces

All Blacks Announce 2023 World Cup Squad with Familiar Faces

New Zealand's All Blacks have unveiled their squad for the upcoming 2023 World Cup, and it comes as no surprise that coach Ian Foster has made expect

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New Zealand’s All Blacks have unveiled their squad for the upcoming 2023 World Cup, and it comes as no surprise that coach Ian Foster has made expected selections. The 33-player squad includes seasoned lock Brodie Retallick, who recovered from a knee injury scare, and will be led by Sam Cane as captain. Despite an injury sidelining him from international rugby this year, midfielder David Havilli has returned to the squad. The All Blacks are set to face France in their first game in Paris in five weeks, with their final test before the tournament scheduled against South Africa at Twickenham in two and a half weeks. The squad boasts the most experienced lineup New Zealand has ever sent to a World Cup, with 1493 test caps collectively. The announcement was made in Napier, where former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw addressed residents affected by cyclone Gabrielle.

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