The naming of the All Black team this evening for this weekend's Tri-Nations match in Port Elizabeth will give some indication to the likely final World Cup squad to be named next week.
While the majority of the squad will have been finalised there are still some places up for grabs in the 30-man World Cup squad.
With 8 front line players not in South Africa, this weekend's match against South Africa in Port Elizabeth will give some players their last chance to impress.
Assistant coach Steve Hansen says it's a critical game for a few players.
Cory Jane, Isaia Toeava, Richard Kahui, Israel Dagg, Hosea Gear and Zac Guildford will be wanting to impress against the Boks.