7 Aug 2018

Only six Hurricanes named in All Blacks squad

From Morning Report, 7:57 am on 7 August 2018

While Crusaders supporters will be rubbing their hands with glee at yesterday's All Blacks' team naming, Hurricanes fans may be feeling a bit confused. Ten of the Super Rugby champion Crusaders' starting line up has been named in the All Blacks 33-man Rugby Championship squad. But only six Hurricanes have been named, that's despite the team finishing second in the New Zealand conference. The Chiefs and Highlanders both have seven All Blacks each. The lowly-ranked Blues have just three. RNZ rugby reporter, Joe Porter, joins us now to explain why.