October 15, 2018 / 12:23 AM / a month ago

Rugby-All Blacks squad for end-of-season tour

WELLINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named the following 32-man squad in Christchurch on Monday for the team’s end-of-season tour, which includes test matches against Australia, Japan, England, Ireland and Italy.

An additional 19 players were named to join the squad for the test match against Japan before returning home.

Squad:

Forwards - Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Nathan Harris, Joe Moody, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Owen Franks, Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tuungafasi, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ardie Savea, Matt Todd, Dalton Papali’i*, Liam Squire, Vaea Fifita, Kieran Read (captain).

Backs - Aaron Smith, TJ Perenara, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Damian McKenzie, Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Waisake Naholo, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Ben Smith.

Extended squad members for Japan game:

Liam Coltman, Asafo Aumua*, Tim Perry, Angus Ta’avao, Tyrel Lomax*, Reuben O’Neill*, Luke Romano, Jackson Hemopo, Gareth Evans*, Dillon Hunt*, Luke Whitelock, Mitchell Drummond*, Bryn Hall*, Brett Cameron*, Ngani Laumape, Matt Proctor*, David Havili, Nehe Milner-Skudder, George Bridge*

* uncapped player (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Ian Ransom)

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