All Blacks coach Steven Hansen named his first squad this morning since taking over Sir Graham Henry in the top job.

Hansen's 35-man training squad ahead of the Ireland series next month has many talking points.

There are 11 new names in the squad including Sam Cane, Brad Shields, Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Ben Tameifuna.

While 2011 All Blacks Zac Guildford, Hosea Gear, Jimmy Cowan, Jarrad Hoeata and Corey Flynn are missing from the squad.

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Have Blues' trio Ali Williams, Ma'a Nonu and Piri Weepu earned their spots after a disapointing Super 15 season to date.

What are your thoughts on the squad? Has Hansen got the right mix of youth and experience?

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