Former All Black Justin Marshall believes Ardie Savea has to be the first name on the All Blacks' team sheet to take on the Wallabies in Perth this weekend.
Marshall says the metres Savea makes through the middle are incredibly important to breaking down that aggressive defence because it gravitates players in towards the ruck and narrows them up.
He says you need a strong ball carrier and the All Blacks definitely have to have him on the field and that puts pressure on the other two players in the loose forwards who then have to complement him
The All Blacks play the Wallabies at 9.45pm Saturday.
Source: TV NZ Sports