3 Nov 2008

Hikawera Elliot on his way to Britain

8:21 am on 3 November 2008

The Hawke's Bay hooker Hikawera Elliot has been called into the All Blacks squad for the team's tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

22-year-old Elliot replaces Andrew Hore who is returning home to New Zealand after suffering a left high ankle sprain in Saturday night's win over Australia in the Bledisloe Cup Test in Hong Kong.

Elliot will meet up with the team later today in London on the way to Edinburgh.

There are likely to be a number of changes to the team for next weekend's match against Scotland and Canterbury's Corey Flynn could start.