New Zealand rugby selectors named the following 32-man squad for the All Blacks tour to Europe starting next month:
New Zealand rugby union selectors named the following team for the All Blacks’ season-opening Test against Fiji on July 22 in Dunedin:
New Zealand recalled winger Rene Ranger to its Tri-Nations rugby squad for the Aug. 21 match against South Africa in Johannesburg.
New Zealand omitted wingers Sitiveni Sivivatu and Hosea Gear as selectors picked the most experienced All Blacks squad to try and win the Rugby World Cup on home soil starting next month.
New Zealand dropped winger Rene Ranger and flanker Liam Messam from its Tri-Nations rugby squad for the July 31 match against Australia in Melbourne.
New Zealand included Beauden Barrett as one of three fly-halves in a 28-man touring squad for the final two rounds of the inaugural Rugby Championship.
New Zealand rugby selectors picked Jarrad Hoeata and Colin Slade to make their starting debuts in the All Blacks’ season-opening Test against Fiji in two days.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
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