New Zealand announce Super 12 squads
October 29, 2004

The 2005 Super 12 squads for the five New Zealand franchises have been announced and include 25 new Super 12 players. The squads also include 16 draft players.

The 2005 Rebel Sport Super 12 squads are as follows:

Blues: John Afoa, Ben Atiga, Daniel Braid, Justin Collins, Steve Devine, Taufa'ao Filise*/ ***, David Gibson, Tom Harding*/ ***, Doug Howlett, Jerome Kaino, Tasesa Lavea, Angus MacDonald, Luke McAlister*, Keven Mealamu, Bradley Mika, Mils Muliaina, Isa Nacewa*, Greg Rawlinson, Joe Rokocoko, Xavier Rush, Carlos Spencer, Saimone Taumoepeau*, Sam Tuitupou, Ali Williams, Nick Williams*, Derren Witcombe, Tony Woodcock, Rudi Wulf*.

Chiefs: Sosene Anesi*, Steven Bates, Adrian Cashmore**, Ben Castle, Michael Collins, Loki Crichton, Simms Davison, Stephen Donald*, Jono Gibbes (c), David Hill, Sean Hohneck, Marty Holah, Byron Kelleher, Nili Latu*, Sione Lauaki, Keith Lowen, Aleki Lutui*, Derek Maisey, Deacon Manu, Grant McQuoid**, Wayne Ormond, Mark Ranby, Keith Robinson, Kevin Senio*, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Sailosi Tagicakibau*/ ***, Bernie Upton*, Tom Willis.

Hurricanes: Luke Andrews, Isaac Boss***, Jerry Collins, Lome Fa'atau, Tim Fairbrother, Riki Flutey, Hosea Gear, Jimmy Gopperth*, Ben Herring, Andrew Hore, Ross Kennedy, Chris Masoe, Joe McDonnell, Ma'a Nonu, Kristian Ormsby, Shannon Paku, Tony Penn, Conrad Smith, Rodney So'oialo, Neemia Tialata, Paul Tito, Tane Tu'ipulotu, Tana Umaga (c), Scott Waldrom, Thomas Waldrom, Brent Ward***, Joe Ward***, Piri Weepu.
Crusaders: Sam Broomhall, Daniel Carter, Vilimoni Delasau*, Greg Feek, Ross Filipo***, Corey Flynn, Rico Gear, Scott Hamilton, Sam Harding***, Dave Hewett, Chris Jack, Campbell Johnstone, Tony Koonwaiyou***, Tone Kopelani*, Casey Laulala, Johnny Leo'o, Leon MacDonald**, Justin Marshall, Aaron Mauger, Norm Maxwell**, Richie McCaw, Andrew Mehrtens, Jamie Nutbrown, Kevin O'Neill*, Caleb Ralph, Greg Somerville, Reuben Thorne, Mose Tuiali'i.

Highlanders: Josh Blackie, Ben Blair***, Colin Bourke*/ *** Neil Brew**, Jimmy Cowan, Clarke Dermody, Tom Donnelly, Nick Evans, Ryan Glover*, Carl Hayman, Carl Hoeft, Glen Horton, Chris King***, Danny Lee, Filipo Levi, Hoani MacDonald*, Seilala Mapusua, Cameron McIntyre***, Paul Miller**, Craig Newby (v-c)***, Anton Oliver (c), Hayden Pedersen, James Ryan*, Matt Saunders*, Mahonri Schwalger*/ ***, Jason Shoemark**, Anthony Tuitavake*/ ***, Grant Webb.

* indicates new Super 12 player.
** indicates returning Super 12 player.
*** indicates draft player.

The number of players from each Air New Zealand NPC province is as follows:

North Harbour - 7
Auckland - 23
Bay of Plenty - 11
Waikato - 19
Taranaki - 5
Wellington - 23
Canterbury - 27
Nelson Bays - 1
Otago - 19
Southland - 5

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