15 Jun 2009

Grim look about ABs squad for second test

8:29 am on 15 June 2009

France have a strong case to start favourites for the second test against the All Blacks this weekend in Wellington after their well-earned 27-22 win at Carisbrook on Saturday night, and

the home team suffering further injury setbacks.

The All Blacks have had to draught in another 2 possible debutantes, while the French can introduce the players who missed the first test because they were involved in the French club final.

Coach Marc Lievremont says those players won't automatically slot straight into the side thiough

The All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen says Ali Williams and Conrad Smith are unlikely to be available for the second test, but Brendan Leonard and Jerome Kaino should be available for selection.