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Hale T-Pole and David Hall in, Jason Rutledge out for Stags

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James Mortimer     28 Jul 2013     Getty Images

There are several new faces, while Southland's most capped player Jason Rutledge sustained a serious injury during Woodlands Galbraith Shield victory yesterday at Rugby Park and has not been considered for selection at this stage.

More information will be provided on Rutledge once a full medical assessment has been completed. Veteran's David Hall and Hale T-Pole return to the squad will help offset some of the experience lost through Rutledge's injury.

Junior Ngaluafe also has a shoulder injury which meant he was not considered for selection.

New to the squad are Craig Smith, Naulia (Tu) Dawai, Juan Koen, Gareth Williams-Spiers and Willis Halaholo while former Stag Bryan Milne returns to the fold after a very impressive 7's campaign with Southland earlier in the year backed up by good form in CUE TV Southland Wide Club Rugby.

2013 Squad

Tayler Adams
Nicholas Barrett
Joshua Bekhuis
Tim Boys
Tim Cornforth
Naulia Dawai
Elliott Dixon
Scott Eade
Michael Fatialofa
David Hall
Willis Halaholo
John Hardie
Keanu Kahukura
Nemia Kenatale
Juan Koen
Jamie Mackintosh
Marty McKenzie
Bryan Milne
Tukiterangi Raimona
Robbie Robinson
Craig Smith
Hale T-Pole
Talemaitoga Tuapati
Cardiff Vaega
Gareth Williams-Spiers

* One to be added to squad

Unavailable for selection due to injury

Junior Ngaluafe
Jason Rutledge