Under 20 squad named

Under 20 squad named

The Blues have named a squad of 28 under-20 players from around the region who will play for Blues Under 20 in two upcoming fixtures.

The team will play the Chiefs Under 20 this Friday, 2pm at Pukekohe. The game will act as a curtain-raiser to the Chiefs v Blues pre-season match, which kicks off at 5.05pm.

The team will also play the Hurricanes next Wednesday in Taupo.

Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks called the Blues Under 20 team an “important part of our High Performance Strategy.”

“The Under 20 team is a significant step in the pathway to professional rugby for young players. We’re committed to providing development and playing opportunities for players in the region.” 

“The Development programme has proved to be the springboard for a number of Blues players over the past two years, with 20 players from the development programme earning first-time Super Rugby contracts with the Blues.”

 

The team is:

1

Hamish Pomare

Northland

2

Levi Clark

Northland

3

Louis Ward

Northland

4

O’Neal Rongo

Northland

5

Sesimani Tupou

Northland

6

Dylan Lam

North Harbour

7

Hapakuki Moala-Liava’a

North Harbour

8

Jack Bergin

North Harbour

9

James Little

North Harbour

10

Lewis Gjaltema

North Harbour

11

Mark Telea

North Harbour

12

Martin Brink

North Harbour

13

Adrian Choat

Auckland

14

Afioga Ielemia

Auckland

15

Antonio Ripata

Auckland

16

Charles Napa’a

Auckland

17

Dalton Papali’i

Auckland

18

Ezekiel Lindenmuth

Auckland

19

Freedom Vaha’akolo

Auckland

20

Jacob Pierce

Auckland

21

Jerry Samania

Auckland

22

Luke Cunis

Auckland

23

Nikolai Foliaki

Auckland

24

Romero Tagi

Auckland

25

TJ Vaega

Auckland

26

Toma Tia

Auckland

27

Wesley Tamiefuna

Auckland

28

Wiseguy Faiane

Auckland