17 Jun 2013

Hansen rules out wholesale changes

11:53 am on 17 June 2013

Wholesale changes aren't on the cards for the All Blacks for the third and final test against France despite the pressure being off after Saturday's 30-nil win in Christchurch which sealed the series two nil.

Prior to the series, coach Steve Hansen had said he'd take calculated risks with the team and look to blood new players and give others like hooker Dane Coles and first five eighths Aaron Cruden the opportunity to get game-time.

But he says he won't be making changes for the sake of it, when he names his side on Thursday.

First five Dan Carter has been declared fit and available for the test.

Also Hansen isn't writing the French off for the third and final test in New Plymouth.