6 Nov 2009

All Black number eight says Welsh crowd must be silenced early on

11:43 am on 6 November 2009

The New Zealand number eight Kieran Reid says the All Blacks must score first against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday to negate the influence of a large and loud Millennium Stadium crowd.

The All Blacks head into the match as firm favourites with coach Graham Henry making several changes to the side that outclassed the Wallabies in Tokyo last weekend.

Kieran Reid has replaced Rodney So'oialo in one of those changes and the Canterbury number eight says the Welsh crowd should be worth ten points to the home-side and they need to be silenced quickly.