In picking 51 players for a giant squad which will be together, albeit briefly, in Japan, the All Blacks selectors have gone deep into the nation’s professional playing roster – so much so that skipper Kieran Read hasn’t met them all yet.
With 51 players named yesterday in the extended All Blacks squad and eight rookies included, you may have been left a tad overwhelmed by all the comings and goings.
Yet it can also be seen as insulting to Japanese Rugby – who the All Blacks meet on November 3. Marketed by JRFU as a huge encounter, with star players….only to find out late, that Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane will not be playing. Future Driven or, Rugby Hypocrisy. Yes, the future must always be viewed as a consideration.
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The 33-man squad also includes prop Tim Perry, and backs Richie Mo’unga and Jack Goodhue who were involved with the All Blacks on last year’s northern tour but have yet to make their Test debuts.
The All Blacks remain unfazed by the loss of talismanic skipper Kieran Read for the side’s season-ending Test against Wales on Saturday, according to playmaker Beauden Barrett.
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Fit-again captain Kieran Read has been restored to the All Blacks and will lead a powerful squad in twin Bledisloe Cup Tests this month. Coach Steve Hansen sprung few surprises in unveiling a 33
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Kieran Read was right to come out and declare what we all know about Super Rugby: that the competition is broken. But there is hope for the tournament, we saw that in the Pacific at the weekend
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All Blacks skipper Kieran Read yet to meet squad newcomers New Zealand Herald – 15 Oct 2018 In picking 51 players for a giant squad which will be together, albeit briefly, in Japan, the All Blacks selectors have gone deep into the nation’s professional playing roster – so much so that skipper Kieran Read hasn’t met them all yet.
Injuries affected his 2012 and 2013 Super Rugby seasons, but in 2014 and 2015, regular game time suited the young playmaker along with time spent outside All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith, and Sopoaga built a reputation for taking the ball to the line, and for creating exciting opportunities for …