26 May 2010

Injuries cloud first ABs selection

8:48 am on 26 May 2010

The All Black selectors will meet again today to try and finalise their squad for next month's tests against Ireland and Wales, but they could well be deliberating right up until Sunday when they name the side because of the on-going injury situation.

At least 10 front-line players are unavailable because of injury, with centre Richard Kahui and front rower Aled de Malmanche the latest concerns.

Second-five-eighth remains perhaps the biggest problem, and coach Graham Henry says they're unlikely to experiment at this stage.

Henry says experience is one of the key areas they're looking at for selection in troublesome areas.