Rugby union - Savea among three All Blacks released to face Lions

Julian Savea (R, pictured June 2017) has not played since a defeat to Agen on February 16, 2019 (AFP Photo/MICHAEL BRADLEY) (AFP/File)

- The Wellington Hurricanes will have try-scoring potency when they play the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday with three members of the All Blacks squad released for the game. Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape will turn out for the Super Rugby team after not being required for the first Test on Saturday when the All Blacks beat the Lions 30-15 in Auckland. Blindside flanker Vaea Fifita, who was in the New Zealand squad as injury cover and made his Test debut against Samoa the previous week, is included along with former All Blacks wings Cory Jane and Nehe Milner-Skudder. Savea has 46 tries from 53 Tests, while Jane, who is on the bench, scored 18 tries in his Test career.

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