19 Aug 2009

Carter says don't expect too much

6:52 am on 19 August 2009

The recalled All Blacks star Dan Carter says not to expect him to perform miracles against Australia this weekend and has described the development of Wallabies counterpart Matt Giteau as "pretty awesome".

The gifted first-five- has missed the last six Tests and is one of three changes to the team beaten by South Africa in Durban.

He's not apprehensive about returning to test rugby after one club and three provincial games as he has the experience to cope with thelift in intensity.

Carter's acutely aware of the expectations his return will be the catalyst for a turnaround in the All Blacks fortunes but ays he's not going to try to pull off miracles

He replaces Stephen Donald with Luke McAlister coming in at second-five. although he had a back spashm in training and will be checked again today with Nonu with Nonu on standby.

The only change to the pack is Kieran Read's selection at number eight in place of Rodney So'oialo, who joins Donald and Nonu on the bench.