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All Blacks Trial Teams Announced

The All Blacks selectors have named the two teams to play in the All Blacks Trial at McLean Park, Napier on the evening of June 3.

The following players were not considered due to injury: Tasesa Lavea, Hoani MacDonald, Anton Oliver, Niva Ta’auso, Neemia Tialata and Anthony Tuitavake.

The teams are:


1. Tony Woodcock
2. Derren Witcombe
3. Campbell Johnstone
4. Bernie Upton
5. Ali Williams
6. Sione Lauaki
7. Craig Newby
8. Steven Bates
9. Byron Kelleher
10. Nick Evans
11. Sitiveni Sivivatu
12. Tana Umaga (Captain)
13. Mils Muliaina
14. Doug Howlett
15. Sosene Anesi

Probables Reserves

16. Keven Mealamu
17. Clarke Dermody
18. Kevin O’Neill
19. Rodney So’oialo
20. Jimmy Cowan
21. Andrew Mehrtens
22. Seilala Mapusua


1. Saimone Taumoepeau
2. Andrew Hore (Captain)
3. John Afoa
4. Ross Kennedy
5. James Ryan
6. Chris Masoe
7. Josh Blackie
8. Nick Williams
9. Steve Devine
10. Stephen Donald
11. Brent Ward
12. Ma’a Nonu
13. Conrad Smith
14. Scott Hamilton
15. Ben Atiga

Possibles Reserves

16. Tone Kopelani
17. Carl Hoeft
18. Tom Donnelly
19. Jerry Collins
20. Kevin Senio
21. Jimmy Gopperth
22. Casey Laulala


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