Rugby

Thrush joins All Blacks squad

2013-05-25 12:29
Jeremy Thrush (Getty Images)
Auckland - Hurricanes lock Jeremy Thrush has been called into the second All Blacks wider training group camp in Mount Maunganui on Monday.

According to the allblacks.com website, he replaces 77-Test All Black Ali Williams who on Friday announced he was standing down from international rugby.

Thrush will join the 37 other players named in the training group earlier this month.

The All Blacks selectors - coach Steven Hansen, assistant coach Ian Foster and selector Grant Fox - are due to announce their first squad for 2013 on Sunday, 2 June ahead of the three-match series against France.

The players attending the second camp are as follows:

Blues (7)
Frank Halai, Steven Luatua, Keven Mealamu, Charles Piutau, Rene Ranger, Francis Saili, Piri Weepu

Chiefs (6)
Ben Afeaki, Sam Cane, Aaron Cruden, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Liam Messam, Brodie Retallick

Hurricanes (10)
Beauden Barrett, Dane Coles, Ben Franks, TJ Perenara, Julian Savea, Brad Shields, Conrad Smith, Jeremy Thrush, Victor Vito, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

Crusaders (9)
Dominic Bird, Daniel Carter, Wyatt Crockett, Israel Dagg, Owen Franks, Kieran Read, Luke Romano, Tom Taylor, Sam Whitelock

Highlanders (6)
Hosea Gear, Andrew Hore, Ma'a Nonu, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Tony Woodcock

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