28 Oct 2008

All Blacks to be named today

6:47 pm on 28 October 2008

The All Black team to play Australia in Hong Kong on Saturday night will be named later today after the veteran prop Greg Somerville answered an emergency call to join the New Zealand squad.

Somerville was originally left out of the 35-member squad as he's signed with Gloucester in England and won't be available for the grand slam tour matches.

The All Black coach Graham Henry was intent on experimenting with some of his younger players but with John Afoa still recovering from a knee injury he's had to ask Somerville to stay with the team in Hong Kong

Meanwhile the forwards coach Steve Hansen says they won't just be selecting the same side that played in Brisbane just over six weeks ago....


IN:......It would....

OUT:...last time.

DUR:...13 secs

Steve Hansen