Wider training groups named today for New Zealand teams in the 2009 Super 14 rugby competition:-
Blues: Nick White (Auckland), James Afoa (North Harbour), Francis Smith (Auckland), Dean Budd (Auckland), Peter Saili (Auckland), Grayson Hart (Auckland), Winston Stanley (Auckland), Vili Waqaseduadua (North Harbour), George Pisi (North Harbour). Dave Thomas (Auckland) will join the group while Pisi rehabilitates from injury.
Chiefs: Hikairo Forbes (Waikato), Ole Avei (Waikato), Culum Retallick (Bay of Plenty), Romana Graham (Waikato), Luke Braid (Bay of Plenty), Tom Harding (Waikato), David Bason (Waikato), Trent Renata (Waikato), Tim Mikkelson (Waikato).
Hurricanes: Shane Cleaver (Taranaki), Ged Robinson (Wellington), Jarred Hoeata (Taranaki), Bernie Upton (Wellignton), Nick Crosswell (Manawatu), Chris Eaton (Hawke's Bay), Nathan Hohaia (Taranaki), Andre Taylor (Manawatu). Sean O'Connor (Manawatu) will join the group while Andrew Hore rehabilitates from injury.
Crusaders: Peter Borlase (Canterbury), Dan Perrin (Tasman), James Broadhurst (Canterbury), Jack Lam (Tasman), Tyson Keats (Canterbury), Hamish Gard (Canterbury), Blair Cook (Tasman).
Steve Fualau (Canterbury) will join the group while Corey Flynn rehabilitates from injury.
Highlanders: Keith Cameron (Otago), Peter Mirrielees (Otago), Paul Grant (Otago), Scott Cowan (Southland), Chris Noakes (Otago), Aaron Bancroft (Otago), Pehi Te Whare (Southland), Karne Hesketh (Otago).