Thursday, September 5, 2019

All Blacks Named For Match Versus Tonga.

The All Blacks team to play Tonga on Saturday September 7th at 2.35pm, at FMG Stadium in Hamilton is as follows.

1. Joe Moody
2. Codie Taylor
3. Nepo Laulala
4. Patrick Tuipulotu
5. Samuel Whitelock
6. Ardie Savea
7. Matt Todd
8. Kieran Read - captain
9. TJ Perenara
10. Beauden Barrett
11. George Bridge
12. Ryan Crotty
13. Anton Lienert-Brown
14. Sevu Reece
15. Ben Smith
16. Liam Coltman
17. Ofa Tuungafasi
18. Angus Ta'avao
19. Scott Barrett
20. Luke Jacobson
21. Aaron Smith
22. Josh Ioane
23. Jordie Barrett

The team features the return of Beauden Barrett back at first five in place of Richie Mo’unga who was injured in the draw against South Africa, and Ben Smith, who shifts from wing into fullback.
Also not consider through injury were Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Sam Cane and Rieko Ioane.


The Tongan team is as follows:

David Halaifonua, Cooper Vuna, Malietoa Hingano, Siale Piutau (c), Viliami Lolohea, Kurt Morath, Sonatane Takulua, Maama Vaipulu, Fotu Lokotui, Sione Kalamafoni, Leva Fifita, Sam Lousi, Siua Halanukonuka, Siua Maile, Siegfried Fisiihoi.

Reserves:

Sione Anga'aelangi, Vunipola Fifita, Ma'afu Fia, Dan Faleafa, Zane Kapeli, Leon Fukofuka, James Faiva, Atieli Pakalani.


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