You may disagree. The selectors may disagree.

But for this punter's money, these are the blokes who have managed to play their way out of the All Black World Cup squad of 31.

Waisake Naholo (Highlanders wing)


Looked confused when he did play, and is still injured. Even the Highlanders don't seem that keen on him. The stars aren't aligned. Out of form wings are a World Cup no-no.. Simple as that.

Ma'a Nonu (Blues second five-eighths)

Loses the ball far too much. Looks one dimensional compared to Anton Lienert-Brown in particular. It's been a brave bid by the