6 Nov 2009

All Black prop not sure what to expect from opposite

11:42 am on 6 November 2009

The All Black prop Wyatt Crockett admits he's had little opportunity to study up on his opposite before Sunday's test against Wales in Cardiff and says he's been focusing on forming a combination with his front row team-mates.

The All Blacks head into the game as firm favourites and after a convincing win over the Wallabies last weekend coach Graham Henry has decided to make several changes to the side.

Crockett comes in for the suspended Tony Woodcock and concedes it's been difficult to prepare for the clash with the All Blacks knowing almost nothing about his opposite Paul James.

However he says at least it has given him extra time to gel with his front-row compatriots.