Highlanders lock Jackson Hemopo says he is disappointed to miss All Black selection but he is moving on to his next chapter.
Ben Smith admits that he hasn't been playing his best rugby but doesn't want to look back on his last three tests.
Highlanders flanker Liam Squire has opened up on why he turned down the All Blacks, saying he didn't feel "physically or mentally" ready for the pressures of test rugby.
Ben Smith admits that he hasn't been playing his best rugby but doesn't want to look back on his last three tests, saying he is comfortable with where he is at after a good week's training and is looking forward to the Rugby World Cup.
Highlander Aaron Smith has two reasons to be happy after his partner gave birth to their baby son at Dunedin Hospital on the same day he was picked for the All Blacks World Cup squad.
When Luke Jacobson was named in the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squad, he was quick to admit he was simply happy to be a part of the team.
All Black Owen Franks has expressed no bitterness at his surprise omission from the World Cup squad.
The debate is over. The names have been inked in - now fly to Japan, win seven games and bring back the silverware.
With a plethora of talent available but only so many spots to fill, the All Blacks selectors were always going to have some tough cuts to make when finalising their Rugby World Cup squad.
After 108 tests, Owen Franks' tenure as the All Blacks' incumbent tighthead prop has come to an abrupt end.
There is no Liam Squire in the All Blacks' World Cup squad named today, while front row great Owen Franks and midfielder Ngani Laumape have missed out on selection.
The All Blacks' age and experience are strengths, not weaknesses, at the Rugby World Cup, according to the stats.
The 31 men who will head to Japan for the All Blacks will be announced at noon today. It all looks fairly predictable but there is always something odd thrown up.
As All Black management gets ready to name the World Cup squad tomorrow, rugby writer Steve Hepburn, in the last of the series, takes a look at the front-row contenders.
The odds are shortening on Liam Squire's dramatic inclusion to the All Blacks World Cup squad after the loose forward informed the coaches that he is keen to attend the tournament in Japan.
Dan Carter was the man of the moment the last time the All Blacks ventured to the World Cup. Now his life and times are the subject of a new film and he talked with Steve Hepburn.