Beauden Barrett All Blacks squad naming: Who are the winners and losers?

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Steve Hansen talks about those who missed All Blacks selection for the upcoming Rugby Championship.

Disappointment, elation and frustration.

Those are some of the reactions from the players, and fans, after the All Blacks’ squad was named in Auckland on Tuesday night.

Beauden Barrett All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and his fellow selectors have given New Zealand rugby fans plenty to discuss after revealing their squad on Tuesday night.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and his fellow selectors have given New Zealand rugby fans plenty to discuss after revealing their squad on Tuesday night.

A list of 39 names was unfurled ahead of the Rugby Championship, with the squad to be reduced following the opening matches against Argentina and South Africa in Buenos Aires and Wellington.

Beauden Barrett Sonny Bill Williams played for the Ponsonby club in Auckland last weekend.

Sonny Bill Williams played for the Ponsonby club in Auckland last weekend.

All Blacks selectors Steve Hansen, Grant Fox and Ian Foster will use the championship to prepare for the World Cup in Japan later this year, but this is clearly a fluid situation.

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Hansen warned there could be changes ahead of the global tournament, due to injuries or because players don’t meet expectations. With only 31 permitted to travel to Japan, the selectors will continue to review and assess the talent during the championship.

Beauden Barrett Chiefs back rower Luke Jacobson is pictured doing what he does well - making a run against the Lions.

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Chiefs back rower Luke Jacobson is pictured doing what he does well – making a run against the Lions.

They won’t be short of options. 

Here’s a look at the most notable winners and losers following the announcement at the Ponsonby rugby club.

WINNERS

Beauden Barrett Braydon Ennor has played wing and centre for the Crusaders this season.

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Braydon Ennor has played wing and centre for the Crusaders this season.

Sonny Bill Williams

The injury-prone midfielder was rarely sighted for the Blues this year. Knee surgery sidelined him for a large chunk of the season. SBW has been picked for his experience. Trust has played a big part in his inclusion.

There’s no doubt it’s a controversial call.

Beauden Barrett Crusaders wing Sevu Reece has been a try-scoring machine this year.

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Crusaders wing Sevu Reece has been a try-scoring machine this year.

Luke Jacobson

A bolter. The versatile Chiefs loose forward does a lot of things efficiently. He is a confident ball runner, and can offload. Young, fit and keen Jacobson is an outside chance to make the World Cup squad. He is uncapped.

Beauden Barrett Josh Ioane was solid as the first-choice No 10 for the Highlanders.

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Josh Ioane was solid as the first-choice No 10 for the Highlanders.

Braydon Ennor

The Crusaders’ finisher can play wing and centre. Super-quick, Ennor doesn’t appear to get too flustered during Super Rugby games and has a long passing game. He is uncapped.

Beauden Barrett Brad Weber scores a try for the Chiefs.

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Brad Weber scores a try for the Chiefs.

Sevu Reece

A controversial selection. Crusaders wing Reece wasn’t supposed to be playing in New Zealand this year, having signed a deal to play for Irish club Connacht.

The club ripped up his contract

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