All Black Kieran Read celebrates birth of son

All Blacks captain Kieran Read and wife Bridget have welcomed a son into the world.

"Future Blackcap" Reuben James Read is Kieran's third child, and is little brother to five-year-old Elle and four-year-old Eden.

But according to the All Black, little Reuben already has a different national sports team in his sights.

Kieran posted a photo to his public Facebook page on Sunday night, cradling his son as they both look over Christchurch's Hagley Oval. 

"Teaching the wee man the art of Test cricket early. #futureblackcap," the caption reads.

The Blackcaps responded in jest, commenting that it was "exciting to have another member of the team".