Young Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi invited to All Blacks' North Island camp

Young Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi has been invited to the All Blacks' North Island camp.

The 23-year-old halfback will join other All Blacks from the Chiefs, Blues and Hurricanes in Wellington as the All Blacks look for a third halfback after the departure of Tawera Kerr-Barlow to the UK.

Tahuriorangi moved from the Hurricanes to the Waikato franchise in the off-season but has made the most of his given opportunities with regular Chiefs No.9 Brad Weber sidelined with a wrist injury.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said after Kerr-Barlow's departure, the race for the third halfback spot behind experienced stars Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara in the All Blacks was wide open with Weber, Mitchell Drummond and Blues captain Augustine Pulu all being considered for the role.

However, Tahiriorangi has been confirmed for the "foundation" day in Wellington today.

The session is part of Hansen's plans to prepare players for the upcoming three-Test series against France in June.

Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi of Chiefs during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves 10-61 Chiefs at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on March 24, 2018. (Photo by FAR EAST PRESS/AFLO)
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi of Chiefs during the Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves Source: Photosport


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