All Blacks announcement 2022 - Fale o Samoa
Earlier today All Blacks coach Ian Foster named his first squad for 2022 for the upcoming Ireland test series at the Fale o Samoa - Samoa House.
Pasifika Engagement Manager Saveatama Eroni Clarke explains why it was important to make the announcement at the Fale o Samoa and we speak to a few well known former All Blacks about how they felt when they got their first AB’s call up.
Psssst! The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata'afa makes a cameo with a Pasifika rugby legend too.
All Blacks Test Squad to face Ireland:
- new caps with * next to their names.
Props: George Bower, Nepo Laulala, Aidan Ross*, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi
Hookers: Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Samisoni Taukei'aho
Locks: Scott Barrett, Josh Lord, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa'i, Sam Whitelock
Loose forwards: Sam Cane (c), Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Hoskins Sotutu, Pita Gus Sowakula*
Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, Folau Fakatava*, Aaron Smith
First fives: Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga, Stephen Perofeta*
Midfielders: Jack Goodhue, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck*, Quinn Tupaea
Outside backs: Jordie Barrett, Caleb Clarke, Leicester Fainga'anuku*, Will Jordan, Sevu Reece
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