Asafo Aumua, Ardie Savea & TJ Perenara Named in All Blacks Squad Heading to Perth

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The All Blacks squad have assembled in Auckland on Monday to fly to Australia for the Fortinet Rugby Championship and then onto the Northern Tour of the USA and Europe.

The travelling group was confirmed ahead of this Monday evening’s departure, with Wellington Lions players Asafo Aumua, Ardie Savea and TJ Perenara named in the squad. 

Foster is taking a pared-back squad to Perth for the clash against the Wallabies at Optus Stadium on Sunday, September 5. 

The plan is for injured Wellington Lions hooker Dane Coles, to join the squad when timing allows. 

The All Blacks will play out the remainder of the Rugby Championship after the final Bledisloe for 2021 in Queensland. 

They are scheduled to meet Argentina on the Gold Coast on September 12, and then again in Brisbane on September 18, and then finish with back-to-back tests against the world champion Springboks on September 25 in Townsville and October 2 back on the Gold Coast. 

The All Blacks initial travelling squad is as follows: 



Hookers: Asafo Aumua, Samisoni Taukei’aho and Codie Taylor. 

Props: George Bower, Ethan de Groot, Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe and Ofa Tuungafasi. 

Locks: Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu and Tupou Vaa’i. 

Loose forwards: Ethan Blackadder, Akira Ioane, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea and Hoskins Sotutu. 



Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, TJ Perenara and Brad Weber. 

First five–eighths: Beauden Barrett. 

Midfielders: Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown and Quinn Tupaea. 

Outside backs: Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie and Sevu Reece. 


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