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Stars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams return to the All Blacks in time to make the trip to Chicago for the Nov. 1 match with the United States. New Zealand named its traveling squad for their fall tour Sunday, which will be captained by Richie McCaw. Carter, world rugby's all-time leading points scorer, is coming off injury, and Williams is back playing RUGBY union after a stint in the NRL.

“It’s going to be an exciting week in Chicago as we build up for the match at Soldier Field," said New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen. "It’s somewhere different for the team which will be stimulating, the match is sold out, which is fantastic, and we are looking forward to showing American rugby fans what the All Blacks are all about."  

Hookers
Dane Coles (Wellington, 24 Tests)
Nathan Harris (Bay of Plenty, 1)
Keven Mealamu (Auckland, 120)

Props
Wyatt Crockett (Canterbury, 33)
Charlie Faumuina (Auckland, 22)
Ben Franks (Hawke's Bay, 37)
Owen Franks (Canterbury, 63)
Joe Moody (Canterbury, 5)

Locks
Brodie Retallick (Bay of Plenty, 33)
Luke Romano (Canterbury, 16)
Jeremy Thrush (Wellington, 4)
Patrick Tuipulotu (Auckland, 5)
Samuel Whitelock (Canterbury, 60)

Loose Forwards
Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty, 21)
Jerome Kaino (Auckland, 54)
Richie McCaw – captain (Canterbury, 134)
Liam Messam (Waikato, 35)
Kieran Read (Canterbury, 69)
Victor Vito (Wellington, 24)

Halfbacks
TJ Perenara (Wellington, 7)
Augustine Pulu (Counties Manukau *)
Aaron Smith (Manawatu, 36)

First five-eighths
Beauden Barrett (Taranaki, 25)
Daniel Carter (Canterbury, 100)
Aaron Cruden (Manawatu, 35)

Midfielders
Ryan Crotty (Canterbury, 9)
Malakai Fekitoa (Auckland, 6)
Conrad Smith (Wellington, 83)
Sonny Bill Williams (Counties Manukau, 19)

Outside backs
Israel Dagg (Hawke's Bay, 43)
Cory Jane (Wellington 52)
Charles Piutau (Auckland, 11)
Julian Savea (Wellington, 28)
Ben Smith (Otago, 35)

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Hope they'll play a nice running rugby with this roster
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----“It’s going to be an exciting week in Chicago as we build up for the match at Soldier Field," said New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen. "It’s somewhere different for the team which will be stimulating, the match is sold out, which is fantastic, and we are looking forward to showing American rugby fans what the All Blacks are all about." -------In regard to Coach Hansen's comments about showing American rugby fans what the All Blacks are all about, "Because we are Americans and WE will be proudly supporting our National side(as any good fan is apt to do), We are also Rugby fans and players---We know what the All-Blacks are and the quality of play they will bring. PS bring some wine from Stony Ridge winery Waiheke Island....
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