1 Sep 2008

All Blacks announce lineup for test against Samoa

6:44 pm on 1 September 2008

The All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw will miss Wednesday night's test against Samoa in New Plymouth, with injured ribs.

McCaw along with winger Sitiveni Sivivatu, lock Brad Thorn and prop John Afoa were not considered for the test because of injury.

Number eight Rodney So'oialo in his 50th test for New Zealand will captain the side.

The full team is: So'oialo, Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Greg Somerville, Anthony Boric, Ali Willliams, Jerome Kaino, Adam Thomson, Jimmy Cowan, Dan Carter, Anthony Tuitavake, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Richard Kahui, Mils Muliaina.

Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Neemia Tialata, Sione Lauaki, Piri Weepu, Stephen Donald, Isaia Toeava, Rudi Wulf.