Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first round of All Blacks World Cup auditions - with your host Stephen W. Hansen.

The theme of the week is fresh blood, with the Pumas looking to feed on the young potential within the All Blacks squad.

It's a tale of experience, or lack thereof, for the world champions with Hansen wasting no time in giving the rookies their first taste of test football and, in turn, the first chance to stake their claim for a spot in September's big dance.


Every step will be scrutinised, every decision dissected and every play