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Seven Hurricanes in All Blacks 22

  • Seven Hurricanes in All Blacks 22

Dane Coles is the only Hurricanes forward to make the starting XV against Australia in the second Bledisloe Cup match in Auckland this weekend while Conrad Smith starts at centre along with Cory Jane and Julian Savea on the wings. Smith returns after being a late withdrawal in the first test due to the birth of his son. Prop Ben Franks, halfback TJ Perenara and first five-eighth Beauden Barrett will play off the bench.

Meanwhile, Crusaders midfielder Ryan Crotty makes his first start for the All Blacks at second five-eighth in place of injured Blues and soon to be Hurricanes second five-eighth Ma'a Nonu. Chiefs flanker Liam Messam will play on the blind in place of Jerome Kaino who is out with injury for six weeks.

The match kicks off at Eden Park, Auckland at 7.35pm.

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ALL BLACKS: Ben Smith, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ryan Crotty, Julian Savea, Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa. 


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