After a long break following the World Cup, test season is on its way back for New Zealand rugby fans, a month earlier than usual. The All Blacks will play a test series against Ireland during the Super Rugby season and all eyes will be on Steve Hansen as the squad tries to show they aren't still hungover from last year's World Cup victory.
He is in arguably the most high-pressure position in New Zealand. His predecessor Graham Henry had his every move intensely scrutinized. The New Zealand public also considers any loss to a Northern hemisphere side a failure and therefore, Hansen will need to beat the Irish to start his All Black coaching career off on the right foot.
5 will be cut, but for now, this is the All Black squad: