After what was the July window, The All Blacks confirmed their roster to play the Rugby Championship, a contest in which they will face Los Pumas, the Springboks and the Wallabies.
With the return of TJ Perenara, the list of players of the New Zealand selected for the contest was announced. The All Blacks will meet Los Pumas on Saturday, September 11 and Saturday, September 18 of the same month.
Ian Foster, head coach of the All Blacks, referred to the list: “It is exciting to name the team for the Rugby Championship and we are looking forward to the next phase of our testing season. The Bledisloe Cup plus the Rugby Championship are maximum challenges for us and they continue to be our main priorities. There is great excitement in the group for these opportunities that we have in front of us, “he said.
The All Blacks roster for the Rugby Championship:
Forwards: Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i, Samuel Whitelock (c) , Ethan Blackadder, Shannon Frizell, Akira Ioane, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Hoskins Sotutu.
Backs: TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Quinn Tupaea, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece.