24 Apr 2011

Highlanders evergreen first five says he's available for All Blacks

6:10 am on 24 April 2011

First five Tony Brown has already responded twice to a Super Rugby SOS from the Highlanders and the evergreen number 10 says he'd be more than happy to answer a similar call from the All Blacks coach Graham Henry.

The 36-year-old has returned to the Highlanders fold after Colin Slade suffered his second broken jaw of the year and Brown suited up for the men from the deep south in their upset of the Crusaders in Nelson.

With the race to be Dan Carter's back up in the All Blacks now wide open Brown laughed off the suggestion he may be in line for an All Blacks recall but says there's nothing he wouldn't do to pull on the Black jersey.