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Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has included his three Rugby World Cup All Blacks in 35-man squad to play the Waratahs in a pre-season warm up.

Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane and Tawera Kerr-Barlow have all been included in a squad that will be captained by Cane.

There are big expectations in 2016 for Cane after the retirement of Richie McCaw as the All Blacks No 7 jersey is now up for grabs.

Cane says that after a three month break he has returned to camp feeling refreshed

“The break was awesome, I got away and hardly spent any time at home to be honest, just tripping round different parts of the country catching up with other people, from one beach house to a lake house, whatever it may be, and try and juggle training in and around that,” Cane told Stuff.

“So I came back in fairly good shape but also really mentaly refreshed and pretty excited about what’s ahead this year.”

Chiefs

Shaun Stevenson, Glen Fisiiahi, Seta Tamanivalu, Charlie Ngatai, James Lowe, Damian McKenzie, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Maama Vaipulu, Sam Cane (c), Johan Bardoul, Brodie Retallick, James Tucker, Siate Tokolahi, Nathan Harris, Mitchell Graham.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Pauliasi Manu, Siegfried Fisiihoi, Michael Allardice, Tevita Koloamatangi, Brad Weber, Chase Tiatia, Anton Lienert-Brown, Lalakai Foketi, Mitchell Karpik, Taleni Seu, Tom Sanders, Sam Vaka, Latu Vaeno, Atu Moli, Mike Kainga, Pele Cowley, Keepa Mewett, Michael Mayhew, Monty Ioane.

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