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August 26, 2012

All Blacks to release ten players to their clubs during The Rugby Championship travel bye

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All Blacks to release ten players to their clubs during The Rugby Championship travel bye

By SANZAR News Service and allblacks.com

A number of the All Blacks squad have been made available for this week's ITM Cup matches (New Zealand's premier domestic competition).  The All Blacks squad disassembled in Auckland today following last night's 22-0 Bledisloe Cup victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park.

They will reassemble in Wellington next weekend to prepare for the Investec Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at Westpac Stadium on Saturday 8 September.

Ten All Blacks will be available to play for their respective ITM Cup provincial teams this week, as follows:

Tuesday 28 August
Wellington (Julian Savea and Victor Vito) v Hawke's Bay, Wellington

Wednesday 29 August
Auckland (Charlie Faumuina and Piri Weepu) v Canterbury, Christchurch

Thursday 30 August
Bay of Plenty (Sam Cane and Brodie Retallick) v Otago (Tamati Ellison and Adam Thomson), Rotorua

Saturday 1 September
Canterbury (Wyatt Crockett) v North Harbour, Christchurch
Taranaki (Andrew Hore) v Tasman, New Plymouth