Here is Ian Foster's 33-man squad and the latest team news

Brodie Retallick comes back into the starting  All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad for the final against South Africa.

The move means Sam Whitelock drops to the bench. Nepo Laulala joins him there, as back-up at tighthead, meaning no place for Fletcher Newell. The rest of the team has a familiar look to it, as the All Blacks hunt a fourth World Cup title.

Read more: Ireland heartbroken after they lose to New Zealand in another quarter-final

See the full team to take on the Springboks in the World Cup final here.

All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad: New Zealand team for the final

Beauden Barrett; Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Tele’a; Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ethan de Groot, Codie Taylor, Tyrel Lomax, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane (capt), Ardie Savea.

Replacements: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Tamaiti Williams, Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock, Dalton Papali’i, Finlay Christie, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown.

New Zealand Rugby World Cup squad 2023

Here is the 33-player group…

Ethan de Groot (25, Highlanders)
Nepo Laulala (31, Blues)
Tyrel Lomax (27, Hurricanes)
Fletcher Newell (23, Crusaders
Ofa Tu’ungafasi (31, Blues)
Tamaiti Williams (22, Crusaders)

Dane Coles (36, Hurricanes)
Samisoni Taukei’aho (25, Chiefs)
Codie Taylor ((32, Crusaders)

Scott Barrett (29, Crusaders)
Brodie Retallick (32, Chiefs)
Tupou Vaa’i  (23, Chiefs)
Sam Whitelock  (34, Crusaders)

Ethan Blackadder (28, Crusaders)
Sam Cane (captain, 31, Chiefs)
Shannon Frizell (29, Highlanders)
Luke Jacobson (26, Chiefs)
Dalton Papali’i (25, Blues)
Ardie Savea (29, Hurricanes)

Finlay Christie (27, Blues)
Cam Roigard (22, Hurricanes)
Aaron Smith (34, Highlanders)

Beauden Barrett (32, Blues)
Damian McKenzie (28, Chiefs)
Richie Mo’unga (29, Crusaders)

Jordie Barrett (26, Hurricanes)
David Havili (28, Crusaders)
Rieko Ioane (26, Blues)
Anton Lienert-Brown (28, Chiefs)

Caleb Clarke (24, Blues)
Leicester Fainga’anuku (23, Crusaders)
Will Jordan (25, Crusaders)
Mark Telea (26, Blues)

New Zealand Pool for Rugby World Cup

New Zealand have been drawn in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Italy, France, Uruguay and Namibia.

Fri 8 Sept New Zealand 13-27 France  (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Fri 15 Sept New Zealand 71-3 Namibia (Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Fri 29 Sept New Zealand 96-17 Italy (Ol Stadium, Lyon)

Thurs 5 Oct New Zealand 73-0 Uruguay (Ol Stadium, Lyon)

New Zealand path to World Cup knock-outs

QF2 – (Winner Pool B) Ireland 24-28 New Zealand (Runner-up Pool A)

New Zealand now face Argentina on Friday night in semi-final 1.

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