1 Sep 2010

Colin Slade gets All Black

10:06 am on 1 September 2010

The Canterbury first-five Colin Slade will join the All Black Squad in place of the injured Dan Carter for the final Tri Nations Test against Australia in Sydney on September 11TH.

Slade was drafted into the All Blacks squad as injury cover last season and has played for the Crusaders in the Super 14.

He also appeared for the New Zealand Barbarians in the opening game of the New Zealand Maori Centenary Series in June.

Aaron Cruden is likely to start at first five in the test.

Forwards: John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Tom Donnelly, Corey Flynn, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Keven Mealamu, Kieran Read, Brad Thorn, Victor Vito, Samuel Whitelock, Tony Woodcock. Backs: Jimmy Cowan, Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Mils Muliaina, Ma'a Nonu, Rene Ranger, Josevata Rokocoko, Colin Slade, Conrad Smith, Benson Stanley, Piri Weepu.