Richard Ferguson

Two debutants in experienced All Black tour squad

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content on 29 Oct 2012 at 09:00
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The All Blacks have named their squad for their tour of Europe with two uncapped players called into the 32 man squad that has 1103 caps amongst them.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Dane Coles have been rewarded for their good Super Rugby performances and will tour with the squad to face Scotland, Italy, Wales and England.

Kerr-Barlow, scrumhalf of the Chiefs and Coles, hooker from the Hurricanes, both had a great season in Super Rugby and has the opportunity to make their debuts on this tour.

This will be captain Richie McCaw’s last rugby before he takes a six month break from all rugby, where he will only return for the Crusaders towards the latter part of the Super Rugby season, completely missing the June internationals for the All Blacks.

All Blacks tour squad:

Backs: Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Julian Savea, Hosea Gear, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Tamati Ellison, Dan Carter, Aaron Cruden, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Piri Weepu, Tawera Kerr-Barlow

Forwards: Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (captain), Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Victor Vito, Adam Thomson, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Ali Williams, Tony Woodcock, Owen Franks, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Wyatt Crockett, Keven Mealamu, Andrew Hore, Dane Coles

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  • They both deserve it!

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.10.12 09:55:33 by Letgo Reply
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