26 Oct 2010

All Blacks coaches looking for dominant start to end of year tour

7:57 am on 26 October 2010

The New Zealand rugby coaches will roll out the heavy artillery for Saturday night's dead rubber against the Wallabies in Hong Kong with Dan Carter and Keven Mealamu certain to reclaim their spots in the starting fifteen as the All Blacks look to replicate their tri-nations form on the end of year tour.

The men in black dominated the southern hemisphere's major tournament earlier this year, winning all six of their games and wrapping up the Tri-nations and Bledisloe cup trophies before the end of the series.

However assistant coach Wayne Smith concedes the All Blacks fell off the pace towards the end of the tournament and says Saturday night's clash provides an ideal opportunity to recapture their early season form.