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Blues call up Taranki lock Price

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/04/2017

Taranaki and Maori All Blacks lock Leighton Price has joined the Blues for the remainder of their Super Rugby campaign.

Price is a replacement for North Harbour's Brandon Nansen, who is out for the rest of the season with injury, while also providing cover for others.

He may be required as early as Sunday's match against the Brumbies in Canberra, with doubt surrounding the fitness of locks Patrick Tuipulotu, Josh Goodhue and Jimmy Tupou.

Price has played 41 first-class games for Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki.

He was a New Zealand under-20 representative in 2009 and was named was in the Maori All Blacks squad on last year's northern hemisphere tour.

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