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Three Barrett Brothers Named In All Black Squad For European Tour

The All Blacks will be looking to extend their winning streak against Ireland, Italy and France.

After beating a path through the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks will be looking to underline their global dominance by claiming wins over Ireland, Italy and France next month.

To that end, Steve Hansen has named a squad filled with exciting players who have the ability to conjure up moments of magic against their northern hemisphere opponents.

Although Hansen has included some relatively inexperienced players in the All Blacks’ touring party, names like Damian McKenzie, George Moala, Anton Leinert-Brown, Ardie Savea and Rieko Ioane have the ability to frighten even the most battle hardened test nations.

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Interestingly, Hansen has included three Barrett brothers in the squad, Beauden who is regarded by many as being the best player in the world at present, alongside Jordie and Scott.

Scott has been named as cover for the injured Sam Whitelock in the second row, while Jordie, a utility back, has been named as an apprentice for the tour.

New Zealand Squad:

Hookers
Dane Coles
Codie Taylor
Liam Coltman

Props
Wyatt Crockett
Charlie Faumuina
Owen Franks
Joe Moody
Ofa Tu’ungafasi

Locks
Brodie Retallick
Luke Romano
Patrick Tuipulotu
Samuel Whitelock

Loose Forwards
Sam Cane
Elliot Dixon
Jerome Kaino
Steven Luatua
Kieran Read, Captain
Ardie Savea
Liam Squire
Matt Todd

Backs:

Scrum-Halves
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
TJ Perenara
Aaron Smith

Fly-Halves
Beauden Barrett
Aaron Cruden
Lima Sopoaga

Centres
Ryan Crotty
Malakai Fekitoa
Anton Leinert-Brown
George Moala

Outside backs
Israel Dagg
Rieko Ioane
Damian McKenzie
Waisake Naholo
Julian Savea
Ben Smith

Injury replacements: Scott Barrett, Vaea Fifita
Apprentice: Jordie Barrett

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

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