All Blacks: Captain Kieran Read set to confirm post-World Cup plans

All Blacks captain Kieran Read is expected to reveal his post-World Cup plans on Wednesday afternoon.

Read, 33, has scheduled a media conference for 4:30pm in Christchurch to announce his playing future.

The veteran number eight has previously indicated he would leave New Zealand rugby after his third world tournament, where the All Blacks will attempt a three-peat of titles.

Read told Newshub last November that he was keen to take his family overseas, before his three young children progressed too far into their schooling.

"I think it probably won't be in New Zealand," he said. "We have always thought, as a family, that we would like to go overseas and use that experience for the kids.

"That's probably the main option at the moment. There are plenty of options out there, but I probably want to keep playing if I can."

Since then, Read has been linked to lucrative contract offers in France, the United Kingdom and Japan.

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