• Baa-Baas duo join All Blacks

    Flyhalf Colin Slade and hooker James Parsons have been added to the All Blacks squad for their November tour.

    They have been drafted in as replacements for Cory Jane and Nathan Harris, who both suffered injuries during the match against the USA at the weekend. The pair featured in the Barbarians' narrow loss to Australia at Twickenham, with Slade playing a particularly impressive role.

    He has been rewarded with a swift recall after narrowly missing out on selection for the initial touring squad, while Parsons has received his first call-up to the national squad.

    Slade, a flyhalf by trade, will likely cover fullback, a position he has played in the past for the Crusaders.

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