Pool A latest – Mils closer to century
30 Sep 2011
Keo.co.za brings you the latest news from Pool A.
Mils closer to century - Mils Muliaina starts his 99th Test against Canada while Zac Guilford and Kieran Read run on for the first time at the tournament.
Muliaina’s inclusion sees the in-form Israel Dagg to wing. In the back division, Ma’a Nonu makes way for Sonny Bill Williams in midfield, scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan earns his 50th cap, and Guilford comes in for the injured Cory Jane.
Among the forwards, Adam Thomson makes way to accommodate Read’s return, with Anthony Boric asked to cover the loose forwards from the wood. Ali Williams replaces Brad thorn at lock, and Andrew Hore is the starting hooker with Keven Mealamu in the reserves.
Graham Henry, Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith will celebrate their 100th All Blacks test together as a coaching trio.
New Zealand - 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Brad Thorn, 19 Anthony Boric, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Colin Slade, 22 Isaia Toeava