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All Blacks' reject Anscombe eyes Wales spot

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WELLINGTON - Outgoing Waikato Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe said Friday that he decided to switch his allegiance from New Zealand to Wales after realising he had little hope of making the All Blacks. 

Chiefs Gareth Anscombe (L) and Robbie Robinson celebrate with the Super 15 in NZ on August 3, 2013

Anscombe, 23, who has signed to play for the Cardiff Blues, said he spoke with All Blacks coach Steve Hansen earlier this year and found he was down the pecking order in his favoured position of fly-half.

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