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Naholo named in All Blacks squad

October 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Fijian-born winger Waisake Naholo has been named in the starting lineup for the All Blacks for the Northern Tour.

Naholo has been named in the outside backs alongside Rieko Iowane, Ben Smith and Jordie Barrett.

The All Blacks will take part in the year end tour which starts with matches against Australia and Japan in Japan.

They will then travel to Europe to play against England, Ireland and Italy.


Naholo named in All Blacks squad

August 6, 2018 5:00 pm

Fiji Born Winger Waisake Naholo alongside Highlanders team mates Aaron and Ben Smith have been named in the All Blacks squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship.

RadioNZ reports, Crusaders fly-half Richie Mouaga has also made the cut after impressing at the Super Rugby final alongside team mates Ryan Crotty and Jack Goodhue.

Two notable names that have missed selection are Hurricanes Nani Lumape and Vaea Fifita.

All Blacks coach Steven Hasen says players like Laumape and Fifita will have their opportunities at the team if any injury arises.

He also adds that it was difficult to name the 33 member squad as there is a deep pool of players in the country.

Hansen’s also says the competition of places within the team should bring out the best in the players.

All Blacks will take on Australia next Saturday at 11.05pm.


Naholo named in All Blacks squad

June 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Fijian-born Waisake Naholo has been named in the starting lineup for the All Blacks in their third and final test against France in Dunedin this weekend.

Naholo has been named in the right wing position.

There are six starting changes and a positional switch from the team who failed to impress in a 26-13 second Test win in Wellington.

Ardie Savea starts at seven, Damian McKenzie replaces the injured Beauden Barrett at first five, and Sonny Bill Williams is back at second five with Naholo on the wing and Ben Smith shifting to fullback.

The tight five is unchanged, with Sam Whitelock again named as captain.
Meanwhile, All Blacks will battle France at 7.35pm Saturday.

In other tests on Saturday, England meets South Africa at 5.05am, Australia plays Ireland 8pm, Argentina takes on Scotland at 6.40am, while Canada will play against USA at 4am.


Naholo named in All Blacks squad

June 28, 2017 10:06 pm

Fiji born Waisake Naholo has been named in the All Blacks team for the second test match against the British and Irish Lions tomorrow in Wellington.

New Zealand have made two changes in personnel for their second Test with the Lions as Naholo and Anton Lienert-Brown start.

Naholo has been named on the right wing with Israel Dagg going to full-back.


1. Joe Moody (26)
2. Codie Taylor (17)
3. Owen Franks (92)
4. Brodie Retallick (62)
5. Samuel Whitelock (86)
6. Jerome Kaino (79)
7. Sam Cane (42)
8. Kieran Read (98) – Captain
9. Aaron Smith (60)
10. Beauden Barrett (51)
11. Rieko Ioane (3)
12. Sonny Bill Williams (35)
13. Anton Lienert-Brown (11)
14. Waisake Naholo (12)
15. Israel Dagg (63)


16. Nathan Harris (6)
17. Wyatt Crockett (60)
18. Charlie Faumuina (48)
19. Scott Barrett (6)
20. Ardie Savea (14)
21. TJ Perenara (31)
22. Aaron Cruden (48)
23. Ngani Laumape – new cap