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Kaino recalled to All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Flanker Jerome Kaino has been recalled to the All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship tests against Argentina and South Africa over the next two weeks.

Lock Patrick Tuipulotu and backrower Matt Todd have also been called up as New Zealand reverts to a split squad system for the tests against the Pumas at Buenos Aires and the Springboks in Cape Town.

Six leading players - locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick, backrowers Liam Squire and Sam Cane, flyhalf Beauden Barrett and center Ryan Crotty - will miss the Argentina test and join the squad ahead of the clash with South Africa. At least six players will also leave the squad after the Argentina match.