Cape Town - With
the All Blacks not back in Rugby Championship action until September 10, 12 players have been released back to their Mitre 10 Cup
teams this weekend.
Auckland will have Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Charlie
Faumuina and Rieko Ioane available for selection for Friday's clash in
Invercargill against Southland who will be able to call on the services
of Lima Sopoaga.
Meanwhile Seta Tamanivalu is set to boost Taranaki for their trip to
Nelson where they face Tasman on Saturday while North Harbour will have
James Parsons in their set-up for their clash at Wellington.
Elsewhere, Luke Romano, Ryan Crotty and Codie Taylor return to the
Canterbury squad for their match against Northland in Whangarei on
Saturday and Damian McKenzie is set to feature for Waikato's clash with
Manawatu in Hamilton on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Liam Coltman, Tamanivalu and McKenzie will reassemble with the
All Blacks squad next weekend as injury replacement players, while
Parsons and Ioane will be released to their Mitre 10 Cup teams.
The All Blacks squad reassembles on Sunday, September 4 in Hamilton to
prepare for the Test match against Argentina in the Rugby Championship.