Who would you back - French-based Kiwis or the real All Blacks?

We name Sam Whitelock in our NZ-based All Blacks team, but would they beat the overseas-based team?
We name Sam Whitelock in our NZ-based All Blacks team, but would they beat the overseas-based team?
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We have spent time in France over the last year, with Top 14 coach Bernard Jackman and players of Richard Hill's Stade Rouennais; what strikes you is the passion of the home fans and the players love for the game.

Perhaps it is no surprise that players from all parts of the globe are interested in having the experience of French Rugby. Those Kiwis in their late 20's and early 30's are heading to France. Some says its lifestyle, some say it's money; whatever it is, it will change the face of rugby.

This week, Scott Donaldson hypothesises on a game between All Blacks based in NZ and their compatriots around the rugby world.

The recent spate of announcements of All Blacks going overseas in 2016, now means that there will be an entire team of overseas based All Blacks who could beat most international teams.  

Imagine if the New Zealand based All Blacks play against the overseas based All Blacks in a match. The overseas based All Blacks have the experience, but could lack the young dynamic players.

There are also some players who have been overseas for years that we have forgotten about, while we also haven't included players likely to retire before 2016 like Richie McCaw, Tony Woodcock and Keven Mealamu.

The All Blacks will probably gel better and despite not being as experienced, they should have more X Factor and speed around the paddock to win.

Which team would win, Overseas based All Blacks or New Zealand based All Blacks?  Who would you pick for each team?

Overseas-based All Blacks 2016

NZ-based All Blacks 2016

Colin Slade 15 Israel Dagg
Charles Piatau 14 Ben Smith
Conrad Smith 13 Malaki Fekitoa
Ma'a Nonu 12 Sonny Bill Williams
Joe Rokocoko 11 Julian Savea
Dan Carter 10 Aaron Cruden
Piri Weepu 9 Aaron Smith
Jerry Collins 8 Kieran Read
Chris Masoe 7 Sam Cane
Jason Eaton 6 Jerome Kaino
Brad Thorn 5 Sam Whitelock
Jeremy Thrush 4 Brodie Retallick
Carl Hayman 3 Owen Franks
Aled de Malmanche 2 Dane Coles
Ben Franks 1 Wyatt Crockett