Some might call it arrogance but it is really a reflection of their supreme confidence - The All Blacks have named a completely new side to face Ireland on Saturday.
Graham Henry has made 15 changes to his New Zealand line- up for the Lansdowne Road game. But this will not be an unrecognisable side; many of the players would grace any other nation's starting XV.
With players like Doug Howlett, Richie McCaw and Aaron Mauger coming off the bench, the All Blacks remain a formidable force.
Sitiveni Sivivatu has been rewarded for "working his butt off" with a starting place.
The 23-year-old winger, who missed the Tri-Nations Series with calf and knee problems, has benefited from Henry naming a different XV from that which beat Wales 41-3.
The Waikato ace said: "I was a little bit rusty during NPC but it's good to be back and learning off the guys. There's a lot of competition going on between the guys and it really keeps us honest. I've been working really hard.
"With Rico Gear, Joe Rokocoko, Dougie Howlett around --you just have to work your butt off."
Captain Tana Umaga, one of the two players involved in the spear tackle that ended Brian O'Driscoll's Lions tour in the summer, has been left out of the squad. However, hooker Keven Mealamu - the other player involved in the incident - is in the side. Prop John Afoa and lock Chris Eaton become Test debutants.
Mauger is looking forward to locking the horns with the side against whom he made his Test debut in 2001
"I've had some pretty memorable moments and it sits up there as one of the best moments in my rugby life," Mauger said, having scored a try that day in a 40-29 win. "If you look at what potentially can go on out there it's not too different in terms of strength to the first backline.
"We're excited but we're aware we can't be complacent."