Otago players in camps

Taylor Haugh
Taylor Haugh
Players from the South will feature in camps for the seven and 15-a-side versions of the game.

New Zealand Rugby announced squads yesterday for promising sevens players, both men and women, while also naming 43 players from around the country for a promising players' camp in the 15-a-side women's game.

Taylor Haugh is the only male player from Otago picked in the promising sevens players' camp while Amy du Plessis, who played for Otago last week at the national tournament but comes from Southland, has been named for the women's camp. Du Plessis was named yesterday to attend the Netball South Beko league trials next month.

Both camps will be held in January.

Also yesterday, the national union announced a 43-strong women's squad to attend a training camp for emerging players in Palmerston North in early February.

The selected Otago players are: hooker and loose forward Tegan Hollows, loose forward Georgia Mason, loose forward Morgan Henderson and midfield back Kilisitina Moata'ane.

Hollows captained the Otago Spirit this season while Mason is a tigerish openside flanker who plays above her weight. Henderson comes from North Otago and has made some real progress in her game in the past couple of seasons.

Moata'ane was picked for last month's Black Ferns tour of the United States and France but was forced to pull out because of an ankle injury.

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