All Blacks call up Gear, Elliot

2012-05-27 10:38
Hosea Gear (File)
Cape Town - Highlanders wing Hosea Gear and Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot have been called up to attend the All Blacks' wider training group camp in Wellington.

According to the All website, the second of the All Blacks camps will be held from Sunday to Tuesday in Wellington.

Elliot comes in for Blues hooker Keven Mealamu who is carrying a calf injury, while Gear replaces Hurricanes wing Cory Jane who has a high ankle sprain.

"We already have two utilities in the wider training squad in Ben Smith and Tamati Ellison, who can also cover fullback, so the selectors have decided that we need to have a specialist wing in the mix so Hosea Gear gets that opportunity," said coach Steve Hansen.

Hansen said Mealamu has been struggling with a calf injury for some time now.

Mealamu will still attend the Wellington camp and Hansen hopes he would recover in time to take part in the Test series against Ireland.

The All Blacks' 30-man squad for the Ireland series will be named in Auckland on June 3.

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