Carter, SBW won’t face Boks

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams have been left out of the 31-man All Blacks squad for the match against the Springboks at Ellis Park on 25 July.

Highlanders flyhalf Lima Sopoaga has been preferred as the third No 10 behind Beauden Barrett and Colin Slade.

'Normally if we had a squad of 31, both of them [Carter and Williams] would be in it and would be coming,' Hansen said. 'Sonny has got bit of a busy schedule so we will let him have some time at home and DC can have some time at home as well, along with the other guys.'

All Blacks squad:

Hookers: Dane Coles, Keven Mealamu and Codie Taylor
Props: Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Nepo Laulala and Tony Woodcock
Locks: James Broadhurst, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano and Samuel Whitelock
Loose forwards: Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam, Kieran Read and Victor Vito
Scrumhalves: Andy Ellis, TJ Perenara and Aaron Smith
Flyhalves: Beauden Barrett, Colin Slade and Lima Sopoaga        
Midfielders: Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith
Outside backs: Israel Dagg, Charles Piutau, Julian Savea and Ben Smith

Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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