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The 30 players were selected following four franchise development and selection camps involving 85 players from around the country.

The April camp will take place at the Sport and Rugby Institute in Palmerston North from 15-19 April.

Throughout the five-day camp players will receive specialist coaching from some of New Zealand rugby’s top resource coaches.

During the camp players will develop their technical, tactical, physical, nutritional, mental and leadership skills.

NZRU General Manager Professional Rugby Neil Sorensen said the development camps were integral to the organisation’s wider High Performance strategy.

“These players are New Zealand rugby’s future. Giving them access to some of our country’s most talented coaches will ensure they gain the right skills both on and off the field to develop their rugby careers,” said Sorensen.

The final camp of the year will take place in December.


New Zealand Under 17 squad: Tomasi Alosio (Wellington), Fraser Armstrong (Waikato), Ben Berridge (Northland), Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty), Logan Daniels (Waikato), Scott Eade (Southland), Joshua Fa’agalu (Waikato), Michael Fatialofa (Auckland), Bryn Hall (Auckland), Ethan Hamilton (Nelson), Doug Horrocks (Wanganui), Milford Keresoma (Auckland), Tuitakau Kioa (Auckland), Joe Latta (Otago), Christian Lloyd (Wellington), Albert Nikoro (Auckland), Hamish Northcott (Manawatu), Reuben Northover (Nelson), Matt O’Sullivan (Nelson), Opetera Peleseuma (Wellington), Thomas ‘TJ’ Perenara (Wellington), Jacob Proctor (Bay of Plenty), Tukiterangi Raimona (Southland), Nick Ross (Waikato), James Schrader (Canterbury), Astan Talaia (Auckland), Jordon Taufa (Auckland), Aniseto ‘Ofa’ Tuungafasi (Auckland), Ihaia West (Hawke’s Bay), Kaperiere ‘Papa’ Wharewera (Bay of Plenty).

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