Cowan not giving up on Test recall

Date published: November 25 2014

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Jimmy Cowan hasn’t given up on an All Black recall, even if he admits his main focus is with the Blues in Super Rugby.

Jimmy Cowan hasn’t given up on an All Black recall, even if he admits his main focus is with the Blues in Super Rugby.

The scrum-half returned to New Zealand this year after a spell in England with Gloucester, and played for Tasman in the ITM Cup.

He will play for the Blues in Super Rugby, and with the back-up scrum-half positions for New Zealand not set in stone behind Aaron Smith, he knows his performances in Auckland could yet see him earn a recall.

“I think Steve came out and said he’s got 25 players picked for the World Cup, and there are probably about six spots open,” Cowan told stuff.co.nz .

“It will come down to Super 15 form and that’s where my focus is with the Blues. First and foremost you’ve got to play good football, and if you do that you’ll get picked.

“I’m not looking too far ahead, I’ve had my days in the All Black jersey and I was very fortunate to play what I played. If it comes again I’d never say no, but my focus is with the Super 15.”

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