Romans to head to Samoa

Gettys Images     13 Jun 2009     Gettys Images

Mathewson will re-join the team in Fiji if his injury permits. Romans will be on the reserves bench for the game against Samoa (tomorrow NZ time).

A decision on a replacement player to cover Lelia Masaga who was called into the All Blacks squad yesterday as cover for Rudi Wulf has not yet been made.

The Junior All Blacks team to play Samoa is:

1. Jacob Ellison
2. Aled De Malmanche
3. Ben Franks
4. Jeremy Thrush
5. Tom Donnelly
6. Jason Eaton
7. George Whitelock
8. Victor Vito
9. Chris Smylie
10. Colin Slade
11. Hosea Gear
12. Tamati Ellison (captain)
13. Anthony Tuitavake
14. Rene Ranger
15. Israel Dagg

16. Hikawera Elliot
17. John Schwalger
18. Craig Clarke
19. Alando Soakai
20. Sean Romans
21. Stephen Brett
22. Ryan Crotty