Autumn Internationals: New Zealand team to play England

Steve Hansen has named his side to take on England this weekend at Twickenham.

The All Blacks coach also revealed that the squad had been hit by a sickness bug, with all but two players unwell this week. Does this give England some hope?

All BlacksNew Zealand:
15. I Dagg
14. C Jane
13. C Smith
12. M Nonu
11. J Savea
10. D Carter
9. A Smith

1. T Woodcock
2. K Mealamu
3. O Franks
4. B Retallick
5. S Whitelock
6. L Messam
7. R McCaw (capt)
8. K Read

Replacements:
D Coles, W Crockett, C Faumuina, L Romano, V Vito, P Weepu, A Cruden, B Smith.

8 thoughts on “Autumn Internationals: New Zealand team to play England

  1. No slack in this team. They’re definitely not underestimating England.

    In the unlikely event of an England win, how much will the Kiwis blame on a sickness bug – RWC conspiracy all over again.

    How many of the England players would get into the first choice team here. There might be an argument at both prop positions, but I can’t see anyone else getting close. However am expecting it to be a fairly close game bizarrely.

  2. Well the last couple of games haven’t been too far apart – 10 points and 13 points respectively, so its not that bizarre

    Would just like England to be competitive

    1. Its alright Amathus, they’ve replaced Hore with another hooker who, of course, has an absolutely spotless record.

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