Carter back in black
29 Nov 2012
Dan Carter has recovered from a calf injury and will start at flyhalf for New Zealand against England on Saturday.
Carter replaces Aaron Cruden, who drops to the bench. Coach Steve Hansen has made a further two changes, with Brodie Retallick starting at lock and hooker Keven Mealamu filling in for the suspended Andrew Hore.
Hansen has confirmed that despite their niggling injuries, players like Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will be available for the game at Twickenham.
All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Victor Vito, 21 Piri Weepu, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Ben Smith.