5. Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)
The 36-year-old played for French club Toulon before returning to Super Rugby with the Blues, where his performances had been solid. However, it hasn’t been enough to convince Hansen, who has gone largely with the players who have performed for him over the past two seasons.
6. Quinn Roux (Ireland)
Another player who had his end-of-season hampered by injury, Roux will still be frustrated to have been leapfrogged by another South African in Munster’s Jean Kleyn. Roux featured in four games during the Six Nations – including starts against Italy and Scotland – so is definitely still in contention for a call-up later in the summer, if he returns to full fitness.null