12 Jun 2009

Otago halfback called in to replace Mathewson

6:42 pm on 12 June 2009

Otago's Sean Romans will join the Junior All Blacks in Samoa to replace the injured Wellington halfback Alby Mathewson.

Mathewson has a shoulder injury and didn't fly out with the side yesterday but will re-join the team in Fiji for the Pacific Nations Cup competition, if he recovers sufficiently.

Romans will be on the reserves bench for the game against Samoa tomorrow afternoon.

A decision on a replacement player to cover Lelia Masaga, who's been called into the All Blacks squad, as cover for Rudi Wulf hasn't yet been made.