24th September 02:41 AM
All Blacks’ strongest available team named for SA clash
By Semi Turaga
Friday 06/10/2017
Nehe Milner‑Skudder returns to the All Blacks starting line‑up

Coach Steve Hansen has underlined the All Blacks' ruthless nature by arguably naming his strongest available team for their Rugby Championship finale against South Africa, with all of his rested players coming back into the starting side.

Nehe Milner‑Skudder returns to the All Blacks starting line‑up.

Sam Whitelock, flankers Sam Cane and Liam Squire and midfield back Ryan Crotty all slotted back into the starting lineup for Sunday's clash in Cape Town.

Scott Barrett, who came off the bench in Auckland and started last week in Buenos Aires, has replaced Retallick in the only change to the starting side.

Beauden Barrett will also start the game at flyhalf.

The All Blacks meet South Africa 3.05am Sunday while Argentina meet Australia at 10.40am Sunday.

Team: 15‑Damian McKenzie, 14‑Nehe Milner‑Skudder, 13‑Ryan Crotty, 12‑Sonny Bill Williams, 11‑Rieko Ioane, 10‑Beauden Barrett, 9‑Aaron Smith, 8‑Kieran Read (captain), 7‑Sam Cane, 6‑Liam Squire, 5‑Scott Barrett, 4‑Sam Whitelock, 3‑Nepo Laulala, 2‑Dane Coles, 1‑Kane Hames

Replacements: 16‑Codie Taylor, 17‑Wyatt Crockett, 18‑Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19‑Patrick Tuipulotu, 20‑Matt Todd, 21‑Tawera Kerr‑Barlow, 22‑Lima Sopoaga, 23‑David Havili

Source: Radio NZ

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