20 Nov 2012

Mealamu optimistic he'll be fit for Welsh test

8:26 am on 20 November 2012

The All Blacks should have a fully fit squad for their test against Wales this Sunday.

The hooker Keven Mealamu's calf injury appeared to be the only concern in the wake of Italy's 42-10 loss to New Zealand on the weekend.

Mealamu came off soon after halftime but is hopeful he'll be fit for Wales and says coming off when he did meant he didn't exacerbate his troublesome calf.