5 Nov 2009

Test debut for Zac Guildford

6:48 am on 5 November 2009

The 20-year-old Hawkes Bay winger Zac Guildford will play his first rugby test for the All Blacks against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday morning in one of six changes from the side which started in the win over Australia.

Guildford's on the left wing in place of Sitiveni Sivivatu who's suspended for a dangerous tackle in Tokyo.

And Canterbury's Wyatt Crockett comes into the front row in place of the loosehead prop Tony Woodcock who's also out for a week after being suspended for punching the Wallaby flanker Gerorge Smith.

The other changes see Brendon Leonard replace Jiimmy Cowan at halfback, Jason Eaton at lock, for Tom Donnelly, and Jerome Kaino and Kieran Read at blindside flanker and number eight for Adam Thomson and Rodney So'oialo.

Team: Mils Muliaina, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Zac Guildford, Dan Carter, Brendon Leonard, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (captain), Jerome Kaino, Jason Eaton, Brad Thorn, Neemia Tialata, Andrew Hore, Wyatt Crockett. Replacements: Corey Flynn, Owen Franks, Tom Donnelly, Adam Thomson, Jimmy Cowan, Stephen Donald, Ben Smith.