All Blacks Team Named To Play England in 2nd Test 2014

|||All Blacks Team Named To Play England in 2nd Test 2014


The All Blacks team to play England in the second test of 2014 features minimal changes despite a below par performance from the All Blacks.  What do you think about the All Blacks squad named to play England in Dunedin?

There is only one change with Israel Dagg ruled out with a leg injury, allowing local lad Ben Smith to start at fullback with Cory Jane switching to the right wing and Julian Savea adding some punch to the backline.

The rest of the team remains the same with Kieran Read still not included in the All Blacks.


Do you think there should have been any more changes to the All Blacks after their disappointing performance last week?  Hopefully they will collectively improve after being so rusty last week.

The whole team really needs to improve if the All Blacks are to avoid defeat to an improving England team.  The All Blacks looked rusty in the first test compared to the more urgent England team.

It would have been good to see Beauden Barrett given a chance in the Number 10 jersey and Victor Vito at Number Eight with Kaino moving to Number Six, but having said that, hopefully the confidence of the All Blacks will grow with the consistency of selection and faith shown by selectors.


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

All Blacks v England
Forsyth Barr Stadium, 7.35pm Saturday
15 Ben Smith
14 Cory Jane
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma’a Nonu
11 Julian Savea
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


By |2014-06-11T20:41:19+00:00June 11th, 2014|

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