New Zealand coach Wayne Bivak, who faces multiple injuries to his side, called up opener Gareth Anscombe on Wednesday as one of the 38 players on his roster for fall Test matches.
The Ospreys player returned to the national team two years after his last appearance. Flanker Ellis Jenkins (returning from injury), opening half of Rhys Priestland (50th and last in 2017) are also among the ghosts. Opposite the age pyramid, the second line of Exeter Christ Tshiunza was first called at the age of 19. “It would be great if some of our players were playing for the first time in front of a huge crowd.” “Les Halfpenny, George North, Justin Tiburic and Josh Navidi are absent,” said Bivac, who faces a massacre.
The conundrum to be added is that Wales’ first test match against New Zealand, on October 30, will be played outside the international window, and thus rudimentary without the players playing in England. Take out the apprentice Tshiunza next, but also Thomas Young, Louis Rees-Zammit, Nick Tompkins, Dan Biggar, Callum Sheedy and Taulupe Faletau. “The first match is outside the international window, but we all need it after this particularly complicated period for everyone because of the epidemic.”Wayne Bivac added the first game in a series of tests completed by South Africa, Fiji and Australia in November.
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