Manu gets All Black call-up

Date published: October 29 2015

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New Zealand loosehead prop Wyatt Crockett has withdrawn from their World Cup squad because of injury and been replaced by Pauliasi Manu.

Manu flew to London as standby cover last week after Crockett hurt his groin in the 62-13 win over France on October 17.

Loosehead prop Crockett, 32, featured in five of the All Blacks' six matches at RWC 2015, starting against Georgia and France, and has earned 45 caps since his test debut in 2009.

Manu, 27, plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby but has yet to represent New Zealand. He is not in the matchday 23 for the World Cup final against Australia on Saturday but could be called up in the event of further injuries before the match.

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