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Rieko Ioane named for All Blacks' tour

AAP logoAAP 23/10/2016

Exciting Blues' Super Rugby youngster Rieko Ioane has been selected for the All Blacks' northern tour.

Ioane, 19, enjoyed a solid debut campaign before with the outside back setting the provincial championship alight scoring 10 tries in nine games for Auckland.

He will be joined by squad apprentice Jordie Barrett, the 19-year-old younger brother of star five-eighth Beauden Barrett.

Also named is a third Barrett brother, Scott, with the 22-year-old selected as injury cover for lock Sam Whitelock, who is facing a spell on the sidelines with a sprained ankle.

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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