Jerome Kaino is back after being named in the All Blacks team to face England.  He will play at Number Eight, replacing the injured Kieran Read.  Aaron Cruden starts in the Number 10 jersey.  Malakai Fekitoa and Patrick Tuipulotu will make their debuts off the bench.  Sam Cane and Julian Savea are out with injury. It is largely a predictable team which should be too strong for the visitors.


What do you think of the All Blacks team to play England? 

Despite being hot favourites to beat England, the All Blacks selectors have shown loyalty to players who are out of form or short on game time this season with Aaron Cruden and Keven Mealamu included.  The days of rotating the All Blacks squad appear to be over with this team being the best players available.  Malakai Fekitoa, Patrick Tuipulotu, Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara are young guys who will provide spark off the bench, but thoroughly deserve to be selected.  This team should be England comfortably.


All Blacks v England
Eden Park, 7.35pm Saturday
15 Israel Dagg
14 Ben Smith
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma’a Nonu
11 Cory Jane
10 Aaron Cruden
9 Aaron Smith
8 Jerome Kaino
7 Richie McCaw (c)
6 Liam Messam
5 Sam Whitelock
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Tony Woodcock


Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa