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Meanwhile, the 27-man squad which will head to Tokyo tomorrow to prepare for the first Test against Japan has been confirmed, with nine players heading to Paris later in the week to start early preparations for the second Test against France.
The players heading to Paris are: Tony Woodcock, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Kieran Read, Liam Messam, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Julian Savea and "apprentice" Ardie Savea.
The squad heading to Japan is as follows:
Hookers: Dane Coles, Andrew Hore and Keven Mealamu.
Props: Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Ben Franks, Owen Franks and Jeff Toomaga-Allen.
Locks: Dominic Bird, Brodie Retallick and Jeremy Thrush.
Loose Forwards: Sam Cane, Steven Luatua, Richie McCaw and Luke Whitelock.
Halfbacks: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara and Aaron Smith.
First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett, Daniel Carter and Tom Taylor.
Midfielders: Ryan Crotty, Ma'a Nonu and Francis Saili.
Outside backs: Frank Halai, Charles Piutau and Ben Smith.
Meanwhile, Aaron Cruden will also travel to Tokyo for promotional work and then travel with the squad to France.