New Zealand Rugby
All Blacks call up Taylor and Elliot
November 25, 2012
Hika Elliot was on duty with the New Zealand Maori © Getty Images
Taylor, 23, has been called up as cover at fly-half with Aaron Cruden currently the only fit No.10 in their squad. Dan Carter is still struggling with an Achilles injury that ruled him out of the All Blacks' clash with Wales and Beauden Barrett is still suffering from bruised ribs he sustained against Italy in Rome last week.
Elliot, who has played three Tests, has been called into the squad from the Maori All Blacks due to a calf injury to Keven Mealamu and the possibility Andrew Hore will be cited for allegedly hitting Wales lock Bradley Davies with a swinging arm early in Cardiff.
Hore was not disciplined during the 33-10 win for the All Blacks but coach Steve Hansen and Wales head coach Warren Gatland both admitted he could face a disciplinary hearing. If Hore were banned, Dane Coles would be the only All Blacks hooker available for selection.
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