Well the Rugby year is almost at an end and won't be reignited until around February with the Super 14.
So from that, who would be your top 22 squad for your country? Anyone who earned a cap this year is eligible (so those who only played the Munster game for the ABs still count) but the must have taken the field (though I don't think that excludes anyone) - so those in the squads, or even on the bench, but didn't actually play do not count (excluding Taniela Moa for example).
For the ABs:
7. McCaw (c)
Combination of personal preferences (notably Gear) and overall form (i.e. Cowan dropped off badly the last couple of tests, but his earlier tour form and 3N form warranted his stay).