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Updated / Tuesday, 2 Jul 201914:18
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named four uncapped players in an extended 39-man squad for the Rugby Championship on Tuesday as he looks to finalise his World Cup selections over the next six weeks.
Outside backs Braydon Ennor and Sevu Reece, fly-half Josh Ioane and loose forward Luke Jacobson are all uncapped, while hooker Asafo Aumua and prop Atu Moli have both played one non-Test match for the side.
One-Test scrumhalf Brad Weber was also recalled after his strong performances in Super Rugby kept Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, who was in Hansen’s squad last year behind Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara, on the bench at the Waikato Chiefs.
“It’s really exciting bringing the team together and we’re all looking forward to starting the work towards this year’s goals,” Hansen said.
“We’re going to try and do something that’s never been done before and that’s t
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