11 Jun 2008

One change to All Blacks starting 15 to take on England

10:02 am on 11 June 2008

Injury has forced one change to the All Blacks starting fifteen to play England in Auckland on Saturday, from that which beat Ireland in Wellington on the weekend.

Prop John Afoa, who suffered an ankle injury in the 21-11 win, has been replaced by Greg Somerville.

The Waikato loose forward Sione Lauaki has come into the 22-strong squad on the bench at the expense of Adam Thomson.

The full team is: Neemia Tialata, Andrew Hore, Greg Somerville, Brad Thorn, Ali Williams, Rodney So'oialo, Richie McCaw (captain), Jerome Kaino, Andy Ellis, Dan Carter, Sitiveni Sivivatu , Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Anthony Tuitavake, Mils Muliaina.

Reserves: Keven Mealamu, John Schwalger, Anthony Boric, Sione Lauaki, Jimmy Cowan, Stephen Donald, Leon MacDonald.