Ollie Ritchie: Winners, losers from All Blacks squad named to face Ireland in July tests

OPINION: All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his first squad of the year to face old rivals Ireland in three tests next month.

As always, there are big winners - six new players named among the 36 - and losers, including the possible demise of 78-cap halfback TJ Perenara.

Newshub rugby reporter Ollie Ritchie reacts to the selection, highlighting the main talking points around the roster that hopes to avenge the defeat to the Irish at Dublin last November, while building towards next year's Rugby World Cup in France.

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