Several All Blacks available for opening round of Bunnings Warehouse NPC

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Loose forward Hoskins Sotutu will be available for the Counties Manukau Steelers for their opening match against the Manawatu Turbos in Palmerston North on Friday night, lock Tupou Vaa’i is available for Taranaki for their match against Hawke’s Bay in New Plymouth on Saturday; and hooker Asafo Aumua and halfback TJ Perenara are available for the Wellington Lions vs Northland Taniwha clash in Wellington.

 

Meanwhile, midfielder Braydon Ennor will also return to his Canterbury team this week to prepare for his return to rugby.

 

The players left the All Blacks camp tonight to assemble with their provincial teams.

 

Some additional All Blacks squad players may also be released for Bunnings Warehouse NPC matches on Sunday, with a decision to be made following this weekend’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test presented by Steinlager Test.