New Zealand have a new captain in the form of 28-year-old Sam Cane, a 68-cap loose forward.
A look back at the best facts and stats from Kieran Read's career, after he played his final match for New Zealand.
Kieran Read ended his All Blacks career on a high against Wales, with outgoing coach Steve Hansen paying tribute to New Zealand's captain.
New Zealand put on a show in Steve Hansen's last game in charge, Ben Smith scoring two of their six tries in an emphatic win.
Kieran Read says New Zealand see their third-place play-off against Wales as a chance to "rectify a few things" at the end of an era.
Kieran Read's final New Zealand appearance will come in a Rugby World Cup bronze match, a setting Sean Fitzpatrick feels is not fitting.
Outgoing New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes for Friday's bronze medal match as stars prepare to depart.
When New Zealand's attitude was questioned, Steve Hansen replied: "If you want to spend some time outside I'll give you a rugby education."
Kieran Read said it was difficult to put into words what went wrong as New Zealand's bid to make history in Japan was ended by England.
Scott Barrett is the only change to the starting All Blacks team who crushed Ireland in the quarter-finals as they prepare to face England.