Replacement player for New Zealand Under 20s team     22 May 2009    

Media are also advised that the New Zealand Under 20s team will be playing the Samoa Under 20s team in a training game on Wednesday May 27.

Coaches and selected players will be available for interview after the match. Please contact Kate Hutchison for specific interview requests.

The New Zealand Under 20s squad assembles at the Millennium Institute in North Harbour from Tuesday 26 May and departs Auckland for the IRB Junior World Championships in Japan on Saturday 30 May.

If media wish to make arrangements re interviews or access to the team at other times please contact Kate Hutchison.

Details of warm-up match/media opportunity:

Who: New Zealand Under 20s team v Samoa Under 20s

When: Wednesday 27 May, 3.30pm

Where: East Coast Bays Rugby Club, 496 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

New Zealand Under 20s squad: Trent Boswell-Wakefield (Hawke’s Bay), Hamish Cochrane (Tasman), Aaron Cruden (Manawatu), Elliot Dixon (Canterbury), Shahn Eru (Wellington), Daniel Faleafa (Auckland), Ma’afu Fia (Manawatu), Zac Guildford (Hawke’s Bay), Bernie Hall (Canterbury), Willie Ioane (Manawatu), Brayden Mitchell (Southland), Brendon O’Connor (Canterbury), Ken Pisi (North Harbour), Leighton Price (Hawke’s Bay), Codey Rei (Taranaki), Robbie Robinson (Southland), Alex Ryan (Southland), Teddy Stanaway (Auckland), Winston Stanley (Auckland), Latu Talakai (Waikato), Shae Tamati (Hawke’s Bay), Tom Taylor (Canterbury), Shaun Treeby (Wellington), Gauefa Tuigamala (North Harbour), Nafi Tuitavake (North Harbour), Frae Wilson (Wellington).