18 Aug 2009

Changes to All Blacks' starting line-up possible

7:39 am on 18 August 2009

There are likely to be a couple of changes in the All Black side named today for Saturday's Tri-Nations Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.

Dan Carter is expected to return to first five eighth, while Luke McAlister trained outside him at second five eighth yesterday and he could replace Ma'a Nonu in the starting line-up.

There are still some question marks over the form of number eight Rodney So'oialo and winger Joe Rokocoko which could see Kieren Read and Corey Jane get a start.

The match is important for both sides if they want to keep the pressure on competition leaders South Africa.