The end of the Rugby World Cup brought a close to the careers of a number of All Blacks, while a few more are set to go on sabbaticals. Christopher Reive looks at the players who could line up in the black jersey for their first game of 2020.

1. Joe Moody

After a strong World Cup campaign, it's hard to imagine Moody being replaced unless he elected not to play.

2. Codie Taylor

There's pressure on the No 2 jersey heading into next season with Dane Coles working back to full health, Nathan Harris no doubt trying to play


3. Nepo Laulala

4. Scott Barrett

5. Sam Whitelock

6. Luke Jacobson

7. Sam Cane

8. Ardie Savea

9. Aaron Smith

10. Richie Mo'unga


11. Rieko Ioane

12. Anton Lienert-Brown

13. Jack Goodhue

14. George Bridge

15. Damian McKenzie