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All Black 2004 end of year tour squad

October 26th, 2004

The All Black squad to tour Europe in November and December 2004 has been announced. No real big surprises. The disappointing thing is that no players were selected from NPC semi-finalists Taranaki or Bay of Blenty.

Fullback - Mils Muliaina (Auk)
Wings - Doug Howlett,(Auk) Joe Rokocoko(Auk), Rico Gear(NthHb)
Centres - Ma’a Nonu(Wgtn), Conrad Smith(Wgtn), Casey Laulala(Can)
2nd Fives - Tana Umaga(Wgtn)(C), Aaron Mauger(Can)
1st Fives - Daniel Carter(Can), Luke McAlister(NthHbr)
Halfbacks - Byron Kelleher(Wai), Jimmy Cowan(Sth), Piri Weepu(Wgtn)
#8 - Moses Tuiali’i(Auk), Stephen Bates(Wai), Rodney So’oialo(Wgtn)
#7 - Richie McCaw(Can)(VC), Marty Holah(Wai),
#6 - Jerry Collins(Wgtn), Jerome Kaino(Auk)
Locks - Chris Jack(Can), Norm Maxwell(Can), Ali Williams(Auk), Jono
Hooker - Anton Oliver(Ota), Corey Flynn(Can), Keven Mealamu(Auk)
Prop - Carl Hayman(Ota), Greg Somerville(Can),Tony Woodcock(NthHbr), Saimone