Coming off the plane yesterday Rugby Union president Andy Dalton broke the news to Todd Blackadder. Canterbury's Captain Courageous was the new All Black captain. Ten more of his fellow Crusaders were in the squad announced yesterday.
FULL ALL BLACK SQUAD:
Backs: Leon McDonald, Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, Doug Howlett, Jonah Lomu, Mark Robinson, Andrew Mehrtens, Tony Brown, Pita Alatini, Alama Ieremia, Byron Kelleher and Justin Marshall.
Ron Cribb, Taine Randell, Scott Robinson, Josh Kronfeld,
Reuben Thorne, Todd Blackadder, Norm Maxwell, Troy Flavell,
Craig Dowd, Carl Hoeft, Kees Meeuws, Greg Sommerville, Anton
Oliver and Mark Hammett.