4 Nov 2009

Carter should be fit for selection

6:57 am on 4 November 2009

The All Blacks are confident first five eight Dan Carter will be fit for Sunday morning's test against Wales in Cardiff.

Carter took a knock to a calf muscle during last weekend's Bledisloe Cup win over Australia in Tokyo.

Assistant coach Wayne Smith says he travelled well and is getting ongoing treatment and they feel good he'll be available for selection.

Utility back Tamati Ellison and loosie Liam Meesam still have minor injury concerns while prop Tony Woodcock and winger Sitiveni Sivivatu are both suspended.