All Blacks 2020

Seven new caps in All Blacks squad

Head coach Ian Foster and his fellow selectors named a 35-strong group on Sunday morning.

Five of the news faces were in the forwards, including Blues No 8 Hoskins Sotutu and prop Alex Hodgman, rising Chiefs lock Tupou Vaa'i and lock Quinten Strange and loose forward Cullen Grace from the Crusaders.

Outside backs Caleb Clarke of the Blues and Will Jordan of the Crusaders were the uncapped backs.

The squad also featured the return of Blues flanker Akira Ioane, Hurricanes hooker Asafo Aumua, Blues prop Karl Tu'inukuafe and Hurricanes prop Tyrel Lomax.