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2 new caps in All Blacks squad for European tour

2 new caps in All Blacks squad for European tour

Scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow and hooker Dane Coles were the only uncapped players picked in a 32-man All Blacks squad for the end-of-year tour to Britain and Italy.
The 22-year-old Kerr-Barlow, from Waikato province, joined Aaron Smith and Piri Weepu as the scrumhalves in the squad, taking a place previously held by Andy Ellis.
Coles, from Wellington, was selected Monday alongside veterans Keven Mealamu and Andrew Hore as one of three hookers. Mealamu played his 100th test in New Zealand's 18-18 draw with Australia earlier this month, while Hore has been capped 72 times.
New Zealand will play tests against Scotland, Italy, Wales and England.


Updated : 2021-01-19 07:14 GMT+08:00