QBE North Harbour's Karl Tu'inukuafe has today been named in the All Blacks match day squad to play France this Saturday!
Should he take the field for his debut, the 25-year old will become All Black #1171, just 3 months after his Super Rugby debut with The Chiefs.
"Its an unreal feeling" he said.
"I've got a lot of people to thank. I thank God first of all, I've been blessed left and right. I don't even know how this is even possible from where I've come from so I'm just very very grateful.
Chiefs Coach Colin Cooper first noticed Karls potential while he was in his Harbour jersey in the Mitre 10 Cup.
"He's probably the most lethal loosehead. At Mitre 10 level he was destroying tighthead props, Hes had to work extra hard at his fitness and role at set play, but has done that and its great for the other boys in the team to see what happens when you work hard and get an opportunity."
Congrats again Karl.
Go well mate. You've already done us proud.
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