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All Black recall for Jane

Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:18
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The return of star utility back Cory Jane headlines the All Black squad for the third Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Dunedin next Saturday.

Jane, who made his long-awaited return to the playing field for the Wellington Lions in the NPC earlier this month, has been sidelined with knee surgery since January.

Jane tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during a Hurricanes pre-season training session.

Apart from Jane the All Black squad also features the return of Francis Saili in the midfield, while prop Ben Afeaki also stays with the All Blacks squad as prop cover.

The All Black squad will arrive in Dunedin on Tuesday to prepare for the Test at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday, October 19.

New Zealand squad:

Forwards
Hookers: Dane Coles, Andrew Hore and Keven Mealamu.
Props: Ben Afeaki, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Ben Franks and Tony Woodcock.
Locks: Brodie Retallick, Jeremy Thrush and Samuel Whitelock.
Loose forwards: Sam Cane, Steven Luatua, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam and Kieran Read.

Backs
Scrumhalves: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Smith and Piri Weepu.
First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett, Aaron Cruden and Tom Taylor.
Midfielders: Ma'a Nonu and Francis Saili.
Outside backs: Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Charles Piutau, Julian Savea and Ben Smith.

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