Five players from Otago have been picked for a national
under-20 training camp.
Midfield backs Michael Collins (Taieri), Faasiu Fuatai
(University), Tei Walden (Southern), loose forward Hadleigh
May (Harbour) and lock Jackson Hemopo (Green Island) are part
of a 48-strong squad which will train for a week at
Palmerston North, starting yesterday.
The squad also includes new Highlanders midfield back Jason
Emery, who plays his provincial rugby for Manawatu.
There will be further camps in March and April next year.
The New Zealand side will compete at the under-20 World
Junior Championships in France next June.
The New Zealand Maori rugby team will be without three
injured players for their match against Canada at Oxford
University on Saturday, APNZ reported.
Lock Ross Filipo has a calf strain, loose forward Karl Lowe a
hamstring strain and wing Kade Poki a bruised back. All three
have left the team camp, with Poki and Lowe already back in
• The match, which kicks off at 8.30am (NZ time), will be
broadcast live on Sky TV.