Hurricanes captain Brad Shields apparently turned down an offer to join the All Blacks as he plans to defect to England next year.
According to The Telegraph, the All Blacks were furious when Shields turned down a call-up after Jerome Kaino was ruled out with injury.
Instead, Shield is said to have revealed his intention to join London Wasps after the next Super Rugby season, which would make him unavailable for the All Blacks.
Shields would immediately be able to qualify for England through his parents’ ancestry.
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