27 Aug 2012

All Blacks to play for their provinces

8:13 am on 27 August 2012

Ten All Blacks have been released to compete in this week's round of the ITM Cup.

The All Blacks squad has disassembled following Saturday night's 22-0 Bledisloe Cup victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park and will reassemble in Wellington this weekend to prepare for the Test against Argentina at Westpac Stadium on September 8th.

Wellington will get the services of Julian Savea and Victor Vito, while Piri Weepu and Charlie Faumuina return for Auckland and Andrew Hore will be available for Taranaki's shield defence against Tasman.

Tamati Ellison and Adam Thomson return for Otago, Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane are back for Bay of Plenty and Wyatt Crockett returns for Canterbury.