4 Nov 2010

Williams to make All Blacks debut at Twickenham

6:56 pm on 4 November 2010

Former rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams will make his debut for the All Blacks against England on Saturday.

Williams has been named at centre, replacing Conrad Smith, and joins second five-eighth Ma'a Nonu in the midfield for the match at Twickenham.

Coach Graham Henry has made four changes to the starting line-up which lost to Australia last weekend.

Winger Hosea Gear replaces the injured Corey Jane, while lock Sam Whitelock and halfback Alby Mathewson both get their first starts.