All Blacks latest – Blacks back to full strength
24 Aug 2011
Keo.co.za brings you news from the All Blacks’ camp.
Blacks back to full strength The All Blacks have named their strongest combination to face Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.
The 22 features multiple changes from the side that lost to the Springboks in Port Elizabeth. Cory Jane and Zac Guildford start on the wings, while Mils Muliaina runs on at fullback.
Piri Weepu displaces Jimmy Cowan in the No 9 jersey, while the forward pack will be altered. Jerome Kaino is rested after last week’s clash with Boks and Adam Thomson shifts to the blindside to accommodate the return of Richie McCaw. Sam Whitelock will partner Brad Thorn in the second row, while Kieran Read takes his place at No 8.
New Zealand - 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brad Thorn 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock
Subs: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 John Afoa, 18 Ali Williams, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Colin Slade, 22 Isaia Toeava