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Steve Hansen, Kieran Read sport bucket hats as All Blacks hit the training paddock

The All Blacks are sporting a new look, bringing back the bucket hat after having arrived to sweltering Japanese heat.

Hitting the training fields in Kashiwa, coach Steve Hansen, assistant coach Ian Foster and captain Kieran Read were among those sporting the headware, as the All Blacks train for their Rugby World Cup opener on September 21 against the Springboks.

The All Blacks are bidding for an unprecedented third straight Webb Ellis Cup, defending their title from England 2015.