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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:
Fomai Ah Ki
Leroy Van Dam
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.