as declared in Just two All Blacks who played on last November’s Northern Hemisphere tour have been included among the five New Zealand squads for the inaugural Brisbane Global Tens.
Blues back Rene Ranger, Crusaders midfielder Seta Tamanivalu, Highlanders loose forward Luke Whitelock and Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot are the others to have worn the All Blacks jersey.
However, the New Zealand Rugby Players Association pointed to a mandatory 12-week stand-down period for players who played on the Northern Hemisphere tour.
Seven other All Blacks – including World Cup winners Nehe Milner-Skudder, Cory Jane (both Hurricanes), and Liam Messam (Chiefs) – have been selected.
Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman and Blues back George Moala, who both made one appearance on the tour, have been named for the tournament on February 11 to 12.
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What A Year! Rugby Olympian Nate Ebner Is Super Bowl-Bound With New England Patriots
He’ll be a safety/special teams player for the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on Super Bowl Sunday.
Ebner, 28, already has a championship ring from Super Bowl XLIX, when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
“When I set out to play for the USA Rugby team, that was a daunting enough task in itself just to make that team,” Ebner said.
He was not cleared to participate in the Patriot’s first Super Bowl practice last Thursday, but was back in action Saturday.
“Hopefully we can win (against the Falcons) and I can put the Olympic ring between two Super Bowl rings,” he said.
As it stated in The Super Rugby runs from February to August, leaving a small window for Giteau to join the Brumbies.
SUPER RUGBY PRE-SEASONSaturday: ACT Brumbies v NSW Waratahs at Mudgee, 6pm.
It’s understood Mitchell’s preference would be to be based in Sydney with the NSW Waratahs as a likely destination if he rejoins Super Rugby.
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham revealed he hoped to speak with Giteau in the coming days to see if his departure from French giant Toulon will open the door for a Super Rugby comeback.
Giteau captained the Brumbies in 2011 and when asked if the Super Rugby title winner was a recruitment option for the Brumbies, Larkham said: “Potentially, I’m always open to someone like Matt coming back.
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