2013 IRB JWC - 48 hopefuls head into NZ Under-20's camp

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Forty-eight players have been called into a week-long New Zealand Under 20 development camp in Palmerston North - the first under new New Zealand Under 20 Head Coach Chris Boyd (Wellington) and his assistants Chris Gibbes (Waikato) and Liam Barry (North Harbour).

"It's exciting to think that we have begun our work towards France next year," Boyd said.

"Our main focus for this camp is to build our knowledge and understanding of the individual player abilities.

"We're looking forward to working with the boys, as they prepare themselves to contest for a spot in the squad that we take to France. We're very clear on the goal, particularly after a disappointing Final loss to South Africa this year - we want to go out there and dominate and bring back our Championship title and trophy," Boyd said.

Those selected for the camp are:


Sonny Ali'ifa'alogo
Scott Barrett
Donald Brighouse
Sean Brookman
Mitchell Brown
Adam Burn
Josh Davey
Joe Edwards
Hame Faive
Levi Guildford
Jackson Hemopo
Alexander Hodgman
Tom Hughes
Kane Jacobson
Daniel Lienert-Brown
Sione Mafileo
Jordan Manihera
Hadleigh May
Kalafi Pongi
Ardie Savea
Scott Scrafton
Sabastion Siataga
John-Bosco Tagaloa
Patrick Tuipulotu
Chris Vui
Joe Walsh
Boyd Wiggins


Tayler Adams
Fomai Ah Ki
Shayne Anderson
Michael Collins
Pele Cowley
Jason Emery
Calvary Fonoti
Faasiu Fuatai
Jack Halpin
Wharenui Hawera
Simon Hickey
Penikolo Latu
Niko Malo
Rameka Paraki
Sheridan Rangihuna
Tamati Samuels
Melani Vai
Leroy Van Dam
Lolagi Visinia
Tei Walden
Joe Webber

The camp, in Palmerston North, concludes next Monday 26 November with further development camps to be held in March and April.

The IRB Junior World Championship will be held in France, 5 June - 23 June 2013.