The All blacks announced the full roster of players who will travel to Australia to follow the Rugby Championship. The first duel that the men in black will have to face will be on Sunday, September 5 against the Wallabies on Perh.
Ian Foster will not be able to count on four great figures for the second and, at least, third date (against Los Pumas) of the Rugby Championship.
Aaron Smith, Sam Whitelock and RIchie Mo’unga stayed in New Zealand because they are going to be parents and will travel later. Dane Coles’ situation is different as he did not travel because he is recovering from an injury.
The four players will later join the squad in Australia, but due to the quarantine required by the Queensland government it is uncertain when they will be able to catch up with the squad and at Foster’s disposal.
The three half scrums that the Head Coach will have for these first matches are Finlay Christie, TJ Perenara and Brad Weber. While, the options he handles in the opening position are Beauden Barrett and Damian McKenzie who has been serving as fullback.
Forwards: Asafo Aumua, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Codie Taylor, George Bower, Ethan de Groot, Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i, Ethan Blackadder, Akira Ioane, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea and Hoskins Sotutu
Backs: Finlay Christie, TJ Perenara, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Quinn Tupaea, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie and Sevu Reece