20 Aug 2009

Discarded test prop fails to make Wellington starting lineup

6:55 pm on 20 August 2009

The discarded All Blacks prop Neemia Tialata has failed to make the Wellington starting lineup for Saturday's Ranfurly Shield defence against Auckland.

Tialata was left out of the All Black squad for this weekend's Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney and has been included in the Wellington reserves.

Among other changes first five Dan Kirkpatrick has been replaced at first five by Fa'atonu Fili.

The match kicks off at 6.35pm.