All Blacks Make Changes

All Blacks Make Changes

The All Blacks selectors have made just three changes to the starting XV which started last week's opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney.

Ma’a Nonu returns for the injured Sonny Bill Williams, lock Samuel Whitelock comes in off the bench for Luke Romano, while Victor Vito comes in for Jerome Kaino, who moves to the bench.

"This game is one of the best challenges we could have. We pride ourselves on our performance and last week's wasn't good enough, so we have been working hard at all areas of our game. We know we have to be smarter, more accurate and bring more intensity right across the park,” said All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen.

"It's also our last Test match in New Zealand for the year, so it's important that we deliver a performance that we can be proud of in front of our home fans."

"Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and the All Blacks to publicly acknowledge Richie's achievement in becoming the most capped Test player in the history of the game.

"His performances week in, week out in the black jersey have been nothing short of extraordinary.”

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