The New Zealand Rugby Union Manager Neil Sorensen says the selection of this year's Super 14 squads show a real depth in the sport.
He says it's an exciting time for all new players and the next step in their development as professional rugby players.
The squads are as follows
Blues: John Afoa (Auckland), Ben Atiga (Auckland), Anthony Boric (North Harbour), Daniel Braid (Auckland), Justin Collins (Northland), Bryn Evans ¹ ³ (Hawke's Bay), Nick Evans (Auckland), Troy Flavell (Auckland), Jamie Helleur ¹ (Auckland), Kurtis Haiu ² (Auckland), Jerome Kaino (Auckland), Tom McCartney ¹ (Auckland), Danny Lee ² ³ (Hawke's Bay), Keven Mealamu (Auckland), Taniela Moa ¹ (Auckland), Bronson Murray ¹ (Northland), Isa Nacewa (Auckland), George Pisi (North Harbour), Josevata Rokocoko (Auckland), David Smith (Auckland), Benson Stanley ¹ (Auckland), Isaia Toeava (Auckland), Onosa'i Tololima-Auva'a (Auckland), Anthony Tuitavake (North Harbour), Nick White (Auckland), Nick Williams (North Harbour), Tony Woodcock (North Harbour), Rudi Wulf (North Harbour).
Chiefs: Sosene Anesi (Waikato), Callum Bruce ³ (Otago), Ben Castle (Bay of Plenty), Simms Davison (Bay of Plenty), Aled de Malmanche (Waikato), Stephen Donald (Waikato), Jono Gibbes (Waikato), Tom Harding ² ³ (Wellington), Hayden Hopgood ³ (Canterbury), Richard Kahui (Waikato), Tanerau Latimer (Bay of Plenty), Sione Lauaki (Waikato), Tasesa Lavea (Counties Manukau), Faifili Levave ¹ ³ (Wellington), Brendon Leonard (Waikato), Toby Lynn (Waikato), Lelia Masaga (Counties Manukau), Ben May ³ (Tasman), Liam Messam (Waikato), Malili Muliaina (Waikato), Jamie Nutbrown (Bay of Plenty), Kevin O'Neill (Waikato), Kristian Ormsby (Counties Manukau), Sitiveni Sivivatu (Waikato), Dwayne Sweeney (Waikato), Viliame Waqaseduadua ³ (North Harbour), Craig West (Waikato), Tom Willis (Waikato).
Hurricanes: Craig Clarke ² (Taranaki), Jerry Collins (Wellington), Jason Eaton (Taranaki), Hikawera Elliott ¹ (Hawke's Bay), Jacob Ellison ¹ (Wellington), Tamati Ellison (Wellington), Tim Fairbrother (Wellington), Hosea Gear (Wellington), Jimmy Gopperth (Wellington), Zac Guildford ¹ (Hawke's Bay), Andrew Hore (Taranaki), Cory Jane (Wellington), Michael Johnson ¹ (Hawke's Bay), Chris Masoe (Wellington), Alby Mathewson (Wellington), Ma'a Nonu (Wellington), Shannon Paku (Wellington), Willie Ripia ¹ (Taranaki), John Schwalger (Wellington), Conrad Smith (Wellington), Rodney So'oialo (Wellington), Jeremy Thrush ¹ (Wellington), Neemia Tialata (Wellington), Tane Tu'ipulotu (Wellington), Bernie Upton (Wellington), Scott Waldrom ² (Taranaki), Thomas Waldrom (Wellington), Piri Weepu (Wellington).
Crusaders: Tim Bateman (Canterbury), Stephen Brett (Canterbury), Daniel Carter (Canterbury), Wyatt Crockett (Canterbury), Andy Ellis (Canterbury), Ross Filipo ³ (Wellington), Corey Flynn (Canterbury), Kahn Fotuali'i ¹ (Tasman), Ben Franks (Canterbury), Hamish Gard ¹ (Canterbury), Scott Hamilton (Canterbury), Campbell Johnstone (Canterbury), Casey Laulala (Canterbury), Richie McCaw (Canterbury), Leon MacDonald (Canterbury), Sean Maitland ¹ (Canterbury), Nasi Manu ¹ (Canterbury), Michael Paterson (Canterbury), Ti'i Paulo (Canterbury), Kade Poki ¹ (Tasman), Caleb Ralph (Canterbury), Kieran Read (Canterbury), Greg Somerville (Canterbury), Brad Thorn ² (Tasman), Reuben Thorne (Canterbury), Mose Tuiali'i (Canterbury), George Whitelock ¹ (Canterbury), Ali Williams (Tasman).
Highlanders: Aaron Bancroft (Otago), Daniel Bowden ¹ (Otago), Tim Boys ² (Southland), Keith Cameron (Otago), Jimmy Cowan (Southland), Mike Delany ¹ ³ (Bay of Plenty), Tom Donnelly ² (Otago), David Hall (Southland), Chris King (Southland), Johnny Leota ¹ ³ (Manawatu), Jason Macdonald (Otago), Hoani MacDonald (Southland), Jamie Mackintosh (Southland), Brett Mather ¹ (Otago), Toby Morland (Otago), Lucky Mulipola (Otago), Craig Newby (Otago), Clint Newland ¹ ³ (Hawke's Bay), Isaac Ross ³ (Canterbury), Steven Setephano ¹ (Otago), Alando Soakai (Otago), Niva Ta'auso ³ (Counties Manukau), Ezra Taylor (Otago), Adam Thomson ¹ (Otago), Hayden Triggs ³ (Manawatu), Fetu'u Vainikolo ¹ ³ (Northland), Paul Williams ³ (Canterbury), James Wilson ¹ (Southland).