All Blacks call up 10 uncapped players for June Tests against France

Last Updated: 14/05/13 1:06pm

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Frank Halai: One of the 10 uncapped players in the New Zealand squad

Frank Halai: One of the 10 uncapped players in the New Zealand squad

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has called up 10 uncapped players to his training squad for the three-Test series against France.

The All Blacks will hold two training camps at Mt Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty ahead of the June Test - with Frank Halai, Charles Piutau and Francis Saili among the new faces looking to impress.

Steven Luatua, Ben Afeaki, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Dominic Bird, Brad Shields, TJ Perenara and Tom Taylor have also been named in the 38-strong squad.

"The camps will give us the opportunity to prepare a foundation on which we can grow our game throughout the series," said Hansen.

"As with last year, it will also give us a small window of opportunity to introduce some young players into the ways of the All Blacks and allow both these players and All Blacks management to get to know each other a little better."

All Blacks - Forwards: Ben Afeaki, Dominic Bird, Sam Cane, Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Liam Messam, Steven Luatua, Keven Mealamu, Kieran Read, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Brad Shields, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Victor Vito, Samuel Whitelock, Ali Williams, Tony Woodcock.
Backs: Beauden Barrett, Daniel Carter, Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg, Hosea Gear, Frank Halai, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Ma'a Nonu, TJ Perenara, Charles Piutau, Rene Ranger, Francis Saili, Julian Savea, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Tom Taylor, Piri Weepu.

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