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All Blacks call on reinforcements after midfield injuries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Uncapped teenager Reiko Ioane is among five players called up by the All Blacks ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with Australia as they grapple with a series of injuries in midfield and at hooker.

The 19-year-old Ioane, who can play at winger or center, will join the squad in Wellington along with fullback Damian McKenzie, center Seta Tamanivalu and hookers Liam Coltman and James Parsons.

New Zealand has lost a number of midfield players to injury this season and coach Steve Hansen says Ioane may be handed a test debut on Saturday.

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