20 Aug 2009

Wellington players will pay the price

10:09 am on 20 August 2009

The Wellington rugby coach Jamie Joseph is threatening a number changes to his side following their Air New Zealand Cup loss to Bay of Plenty last week.

Joseph will name his side for Saturday's Ranfurly Shield defence against Auckland this afternoon with dumped All Black prop Neemia Tialata is likely to be in the reserves at least.

Joseph says his players now face the consequences for not having the right attitude last weekend....

Last week Joseph left the majority of his available All Blacks out of his squad because he felt having them for just one game wouldn't help his side in the long term... however he says he's now been told that he's likely to have All Blacks available more often during the Air New Zealand Cup and he says he'll use them, starting with Tialata this week.