Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All Blacks at full-strength for Ireland - 12/11/2008

The All Blacks selectors have named one of their strongest teams possible to play Ireland in Dublin this Saturday night. With new dad Mils Muliaina back at No.15, he is joined in the back three by wings Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu. Dan Carter moves back to his regular position at first five-eighths after stints at second-five and halfback, when he replaced the injured Andrew Ellis against Scotland last weekend.
Ali Williams will play his third consecutive test match and is partnered by Brad Thorn. Fellow Crusader Kieran Read did enough against Scotland on debut to earn a position in the reserves.
New Zealand team to play Ireland, 6am Sunday (NZT)

Mils Muliaina, Joe Rokocoko, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Daniel Carter, Jimmy Cowan, Rodney So'oialo, Richie McCaw (c), Jerome Kaino, Ali Williams, Brad Thorn, Neemia Tialata, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock
Corey Flynn, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Kieran Read, Piri Weepu, Stephen Donald, Isaia Toeava

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