A huge congratulations to the current Crusaders named in the All Blacks XV, set to assemble late June to compete in the 2023 Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup in Japan.
Oliver Jager, Quinten Strange, Christian Lio-Willie and Jack Goodhue are all set to throw on the black jersey alongside 30 of the country’s best The team will face off against Japan XV on Saturday 8 July at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo, and the Brave Blossoms on Saturday 15 July at Egao Kenko Stadium in Kumamoto.
Both matches will be live and on demand on Sky Sport.
The All Blacks XV was launched in 2022 as New Zealand Rugby’s next senior national representative team after the All Blacks, as a critical high-performance pathway to the All Blacks. It follows in the footsteps of similar teams which have assembled throughout New Zealand rugby's history, including the Junior All Blacks, New Zealand A and Emerging Players.