The All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen and fellow selector, Sir Brian Lochore, have announced the team to play Wales on Saturday November 25 at Millennium Stadium:
Henry says the Welsh play a different style to the French and conditions will also be different, and they've named the best team suited to play Wales.
The second five-eighth Aaron Mauger re-aggravated a knee injury in training last Thursday and will return to New Zealand today.
The team is:
Mils Muliaina, Rico Gear, Conrad Smith, Luke McAlister, Sitiveni Sivivatu
Dan Carter, Byron Kelleher, Rodney So'oialo, Richie McCaw (c), Jerry Collins
Ali Williams, Keith Robinson, Carl Hayman, Anton Oliver, Neemia Tialata
Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock, James Ryan, Reuben Thorne, Piri Weepu,
Nick Evans, Ma'a Nonu