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Ioane to go on ABs tour

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 22/10/2016 Angelo Risso

Blues young gun Rieko Ioane has been selected for the All Blacks' northern tour.

Ioane, 19, enjoyed a solid debut campaign before setting the provincial championship alight with ten tries in nine games for Auckland.

He will be joined by squad apprentice Jordie Barrett, brother of Beauden, who likewise shone for Canterbury.

Backs: Ben Smith, Damian McKenzie, Israel Dagg, Waisake Naholo, Julian Savea, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Malakai Fekitoa, George Moala, Ryan Crotty, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Cruden, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, TJ Perenara, Tawera Kerr-Barlow.

Forwards: Kieran Read (capt), Liam Squire, Sam Cane, Matt Todd, Ardie Savea, Jerome Kaino, Elliot Dixon, Steven Luatua, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Owen Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Joe Moody, Wyatt Crockett, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Luke Romano, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Liam Coltman.

Injury cover: Scott Barrett

Apprentice: Jordie Barrett

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