With the Rugby World Cup in Japan a little over four months away, we put it to our panel to name the ultimate All Blacks World Cup XV. There were, of course, a few rules.

1) Tony Woodcock - 2011

2) Sean Fitzpatrick - 1987

3) Owen Franks - 2011

4) Brodie Retallick - 2015

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5) Sam Whitelock - 2015

6) Jerome Kaino - 2011

7) Richie McCaw - 2011

8) Kieran Read - 2011

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9) David Kirk - 1987

10) Dan Carter - 2015

11) Jonah Lomu - 1995

12) Ma'a Nonu - 2015

13) Joe Stanley - 1987

14) John Kirwan - 1987

15) Ben Smith - 2015