29 Jul 2009

All Blacks side named for second tri nations test against springboks

10:53 am on 29 July 2009

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named the All Blacks team to play the second Tri Nations Test.

There are two changes to the All Black team to play South Africa in Durban on Sunday morning with Jimmy Cowan replacing Brendan Leonard at halfback and Owen Franks in at prop for the injured Neemia Tialata.

Franks gets his first start in his fourth Test, coming in a tighthead after Tialata sprained his right knee in last Sunday's lost at Bloemfonteim, while John Afoa comes onto the bench.

Fullback Mils Muliaina is playing his 74th Test and this weekend joins former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga as the fourth most-capped All Black in history.

The team: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Isaac Ross, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (captain), Rodney So'oialo; Jimmy Cowan, Stephen Donald, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Josevata Rokocoko, Mils Muliaina. Reserves: Keven Mealamu, John Afoa, Jason Eaton, Kieran Read, Piri Weepu, Luke McAlister, Cory Jane.