Ma'a Nonu admitted donning the black jersey for the All Blacks is still in the back of his mind, but says he first needs to perform for the Blues.
The 36‑year‑old midfielder returned to New Zealand last year from France having played for Toulon since 2016.
Nonu spoke to media in Auckland revealing his first goal is to crack the Blues starting team.
The crafty veteran didn't rule out a possibility of putting his hand up for Rugby World Cup selection for New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the Blues take on the Crusaders at 6.35 tonight while the Waratahs take on the Hurricanes at 8.45pm.
The Sunwolves also face the Sharks at 10.55 tonight.
The Bulls meet the Stormers at 3.15am tomorrow while the Lions face the Jaguares at 9.40am tomorrow.
In matches played last night, the Highlanders came from behind to defeat the Chiefs 30-27 while the Rebels beat the Brumbies 34-27.
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