Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Rugby: France and NZ reveal teams for second test (tv3)

There are two fresh French caps in the starting line-up for Saturday's second test against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Prop Olivier Surgens and second-five Lionel Mazars are both named in the starting fifteen while Damien Chouly moves from the bench to the blindside flank.

Julien Laharrague, who was dropped after showing up late for training last week, will also get a run on the wing.

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen together with fellow selector, Sir Brian Lochore, have also announced the All Blacks team to play France in Auckland on Saturday June 9 at Westpac Stadium.

Leon MacDonald ; Josevata Rokocoko ; Isaia Toeava ; Luke McAlister ; Sitiveni Sivivatu ; Dan Carter ; Byron Kelleher ; Rodney So’oialo ; Richie McCaw (c) ; Jerry Collins ; Ali Williams ; Keith Robinson ; Carl Hayman ; Anton Oliver ; Tony Woodcock.

Keven Mealamu ; Neemia Tialata ; Chris Jack ; Chris Masoe ; Brendon Leonard ; Nick Evans ; Conrad Smith.

Who goes where, the sequel :
News from France : Canterbury and Crusaders player Kevin Senio will meet his forme team-mate Cameron McIntyre in Castres (France) after the NPC.

Pics from today's training session : how can they lose with so many supporters around the stadium (even the training stadum!)

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