Cunning 'Canes coach finds loophole in players' collective arrangement to send three All Blacks to Brisbane Tens

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Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd is keeping Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament organisers happy by selecting three fringe All Blacks after discovering a loophole in contractual laws for New Zealand international players.

Chris Boyd says Nehe Milner-Skudder didn't play last season so he can compete, but two other local stars also dodge the players’ collective arrangement.
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Nehe Milner-Skudder, Jordie Barrett and Vaea Fifita are all headed to the inaugural tournament with the current Super Rugby champions after all three didn't participate in last year's end-of-year tour.

"Nehe wasn't considered part of the end-of-year Tour All Blacks so under the players' collective he didn't qualify so he's always been available," Boyd said.

Milner-Skudder says his decision to re-sign with the Hurricanes was an easy one, as he hopes to play his way back into All Blacks selection.
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And despite Barrett and Fifita heading away on the tour with the team, they never played a minute, meaning all three are not recognised as current All Blacks.

Former All Black Corey Jane will also be taking part after arriving in New Zealand just last week after a stint in Japan.

Boyd says the tournament is vital to his winger's return to the game.

"I had a chat with him pre-Christmas and we scheduled his return to play and the Tens is part of that.

"He's excited to play."

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