25 Oct 2008

AB positions still up for grabs in NPC final?

11:41 am on 25 October 2008

The All Blacks' captain Richie McCaw is expecting his provincial captain and fellow loose forward Kieren Read to be in the mix for All Black selection for the November Tests.

The New Zealand coaches have said that their 35-man squad has been finalised, but they're still likely to be watching tonight's Air New Zealand Cup final between Wellington and Canterbury with interest.

McCaw says the match between the two best sides of the competition will still be important for those wanting higher honours.