17 Jun 2009

ABs selectors choose best available for second French Test

8:05 am on 17 June 2009

The All Blacks forwards coach Steve Hansen says they've chosen the best team available for the second Test against France this weekend, and it's not an experimental line-up.

There are four changes to the starting line-up with centre Conrad Smith and flanker Jerome Kaino back from injuries.

Hooker Keven Mealamu and the openside flanker Tanerau Latimer were also promoted to the starting line-up after Andrew Hore and Adam Thomson joined a casualty list of 12 unavailable players.

Number eight Liam Messam was left out of the 22-man squad, and Kieran Read switches to the back of the scrum.