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Junior All Blacks team named for game against Fiji

allblacks.com     31 May 2007    

Props Wyatt Crockett and Campbell Johnstone come in to the front row, Ross Filipo joins the second row and Jerome Kaino and Daniel Braid are the new flankers.

Andrew Ellis is the new halfback and Anthony Tuitavake starts on the left wing.

Co-Coach Ian Foster said the game against Fiji represented an exciting challenge for the team. Fiji is on six points, one ahead of the Junior All Blacks on the competition points table.

“They are strong opponents at home and we experienced that first hand last year. They will have the support of a parochial crowd and would want to extend their lead in this tournament.

“At the same time, we are delighted with the start we have had to this competition and we are certainly looking to continue the momentum,” Foster said.

The game will be televised live on Sky Sport 1 from 1.30pm on Saturday 2 June.

Junior All Blacks team to play Fiji: 1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Derren Witcombe, 3. Campbell Johnstone, 4. Ross Filipo, 5. Greg Rawlinson, 6. Jerome Kaino, 7. Daniel Braid (captain), 8. Mose Tuiali’i, 9. Andrew Ellis, 10. Stephen Donald, 11. Anthony Tuitavake, 12. Stephen Brett, 13. Casey Laulala, 14. Rico Gear, 15. Cory Jane

Reserves: 16. Tone Kopelani, 17. Clarke Dermody, 18. Tom Donnelly, 19. Marty Holah, 20. Jimmy Cowan, 21. Tane Tu’ipulotu, 22. Scott Hamilton