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Mitchell names first AB squad for 2002

All Blacks coach John Mitchell and his selectors Mark Shaw and Kieran Crowley named 26 players as their first squad of the Philips International Rugby Series.

The squad is:

Leon MacDonald (Canterbury), Christian Cullen (Wellington), Doug Howlett (Auckland), Tana Umaga (Wellington), Caleb Ralph (Canterbury), Mark Robinson (Canterbury), Daryl Gibson (Canterbury), Aaron Mauger (Canterbury), Jonah Lomu (Wellington), Andrew Mehrtens (Canterbury), Justin Marshall (Canterbury), Byron Kelleher (Otago), Scott Robertson (Canterbury), Taine Randell (Otago), Marty Holah (Waikato), Richard McCaw (Canterbury), Reuben Thorne (Canterbury - Captain), Norm Maxwell (Canterbury), Chris Jack (Canterbury), Simon Maling (Otago), Greg Somerville (Canterbury), Kees Meeuws (Auckland), Dave Hewett (Canterbury), Joe McDonnell (Otago), Tom Willis (Otago), Mark Hammett (Canterbury).

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