NZ’s wider training squads named

New Zealand’s Super 14 teams have named their wider training groups for the 2008 Super 14.


The players in the wider training groups will train part time with the full Super 14 squads and provide injury cover for any of the players already named in the full squads.

They are as follows.

Taranaki hooker Laurence Corlett, Auckland outside back Jarek Goebel, Auckland prop Chris Heard, Auckland loose forward Chris Lowrey, Auckland first five-eighth Lachie Munro, North Harbour lock/loose forward Chris Smith and North Harbour halfback Chris Smylie.


Waikato halfback David Bason, Bay of Plenty loose forward Colin Bourke, Waikato lock Mark Burman, Waikato midfielder Roimata Hansell-Pune, Waikato hooker Vern Kamo and Bay of Plenty first five-eighth Murray Williams. One to be added.


First five-eighth Matt Berquist, Taranaki halfback Brett Goodin, Wellington hooker Tone Kopelani, Wellington lock/loose forward Api Naikataini, Hawke’s Bay loose forward George Naoupu, Wellington prop Anthony Perenise and Hawke’s Bay midfielder Jason Shoemark.



Canterbury halfback Steve Alfeld, Canterbury hooker Steve Fualau, Canterbury midfielders Vince Mellars and Ben Nowell, Tasman wing Afeleke Pelenise, Tasman flanker Jonathan Poff and Tasman prop Sakaria Taulafo.



Southland lock Josh Bekhuis, Otago lock Ross Kennedy, Otago hooker Jed Vercoe, Otago hooker Peter Mirrielees, Otago halfback Sean Romans Otago centre/wing Ben Smith, Otago centre/wing Matt Saunders, Otago fullback Glen Horton and Southland first five-eighth Blair Stewart.

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