Rugby Championship

All Blacks released for ITM Cup

2014-08-25 14:05
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Cape Town - The All Blacks have decided to release 10 players from their Rugby Championship squad to play provincial rugby this weekend.

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There is no Rugby Championship games scheduled for this coming weekend, with the next round of matches scheduled for September 6 when New Zealand host Argentina in Napier and Australia tackle South Africa in Perth.

According to the All website, the 10 players will be available for the third round of the ITM Cup this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Springboks made it a policy this year NOT to release any of their players for the Currie Cup.

List of All Blacks released for provincial duty:

Charlie Faumuina (Auckland)
Charles Piutau (Auckland)
Steven Luatua (Auckland)
Colin Slade (Canterbury)
Joe Moody (Canterbury)
Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Waikato)
TJ Perenara (Wellington)
Jeremy Thrush (Wellington)
Israel Dagg (Hawke's Bay)
Nathan Harris (Bay of Plenty)


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