All Blacks tweet their non-selections

06:31, Nov 18 2009
Owen Franks
Owen Franks pictured at a recovery session in West London.
All Blacks
The All Blacks watch some tele at a training session in west London.
Paddy O'Brien
IRB referees' boss Paddy O'Brien visits the All Blacks' training session in west London.
Steve Tew
NZRU boss Steve Tew visits the All Blacks' training session in west London.
Brad Thorn and Wyatt Crockett
Brad Thorn and Wyatt Crockett pictured with the team masseuse.
Andrew Hore
Andrew Hore during an All Blacks' training session in west London.
Richie McCaw
Richie McCaw during an All Blacks' training session in west London.
Dan Carter
Dan Carter during an All Blacks' training session in west London.
Ma'a Nonu and Neemia Tialata
Ma'a Nonu and Neemia Tialata prepare for training in West London.
Sitiveni Sivivatu
Sitiveni Sivivatu in front of a phone box.
All Blacks Corey Flynn, Jerome Kaino, Stephen Donald and Conrad Smith hard at work at an adidas promotion in London.
All Blacks Corey Flynn, Jerome Kaino, Stephen Donald and Conrad Smith hard at work at an adidas promotion in London.
Fans queue in London outside a shop where the All Blacks were for an adidas autograph session.
Fans queue in London outside a shop where the All Blacks were for an adidas autograph session.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw poses for a photograph with a fan at a store in London.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw poses for a photograph with a fan at a store in London.
All Blacks coaches Wayne Smith, Graham Henry and Steve Hansen answer questions during a press conference after the team to play England was named.
All Blacks coaches Wayne Smith, Graham Henry and Steve Hansen answer questions during a press conference after the team to play England was named.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks holds an ice pack to an injured eye during training in London ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks holds an ice pack to an injured eye during training in London ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks shows off an eye injured at training ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks shows off an eye injured at training ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
Replacement hooker Aled de Melmanche prepares for lineout practice ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
Replacement hooker Aled de Melmanche prepares for lineout practice ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks hooker Corey Flynn cuts a dejected figure as he stands sideline, with ice on an injured hamstring, at a training run ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks hooker Corey Flynn cuts a dejected figure as he stands sideline, with ice on an injured hamstring, at a training run ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks John Afoa, Aled de Melmanche and Tony Woodcock grip it up for scrum machine work ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.
All Blacks John Afoa, Aled de Melmanche and Tony Woodcock grip it up for scrum machine work ahead of the test against England at Twickenham.

The cat is out of the bag. All Blacks Neemia Tialata and Cory Jane have revealed they have both missed being selected for this weekend's vital test match against England in London, a full day before the team is to be officially released.

Both men wrote of their shock dumping on popular social network website Twitter (in the earlier hours of this morning) in doing so breaching team protocol, and no doubt raising the ire of All Blacks coach, Graham Henry.

All Blacks selections are closely guarded secrets right until the minute they are publicly released. Obviously the All Blacks are told, in some cases, days before the official release.

But the deal is they keep their mouths shut and play their cards close to their chest so as to keep the opposition, in this case England, in the dark as long as possible.

Jane posted at 2am this morning: "I have got the weekend off...not in the team this week so get to relax" and Tialata wrote "well it looks like I'll be resting up this week...not needed against the english men... gutted!! but all good means I can have a look around:)".

Tialata found himself in hot water earlier this year when he wrote a scathing critique of his employer, the Wellington Rugby Union, on website Facebook.

However, his faux pas this time isn't as serious.

Neither player revealed, who will be playing in their place, which will be revealed tomorrow morning, and raises the tantalizing prospect of either Zac Guildford or (less likely) Ben Smith getting a run on Twickenham, not to mention Owen Franks in Tialata's tighthead prop's jersey. But it has given the English camp a head start in terms of scrubbing both men of their list of players to analyze.

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TWEET TWEET: All Blacks wing Cory Jane, along with prop Neemia Tialata, have tweeted about their omissions for the England test before the team has been officially named.

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