August 27, 2021
George Bower, Hoskins Sotutu and Sevu Reece have been named in the All Blacks squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship matches in Australia and the Northern Tour to the United States of America and Europe.
Newly reappointed head coach Ian Foster said they will play 10 Tests in 12 weeks in both the southern and northern hemisphere.
The All Blacks will play Australia next Saturday in Perth before Tests against Argentina and South Africa.
All Blacks squad-
Hookers: Asafo Aumua, Samisoni Taukei’aho and Codie Taylor.
Props: George Bower, Ethan de Groot, Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe and Ofa Tuungafasi.
Locks: Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu and Tupou Vaa’i.
Loose forwards: Ethan Blackadder, Akira Ioane, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea and Hoskins Sotutu.
Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, TJ Perenara and Brad Weber.
First five–eighths: Beauden Barrett.
Midfielders: Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown and Quinn Tupaea.
Outside backs: Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie and Sevu Reece.
By Romeka Romena