2 Nov 2009

ABs arrive in UK this morning

9:33 am on 2 November 2009

The All Blacks have arrived in the UK from Tokyo where they kicked off their northern hemisphere tour with a 32-19 win over the Wallabies, making it four-nil in the Bledisloe Cup series this year.

They're looking forward to taking on Wales this weekend for the style of football they play, and centre Conrad Smith says the Millenium stadium is easily his favourite overseas stadium.

There's some doubt about Daniel Carter's involvement this weekend because of a calf muscle injury, and Tony Woodcock add Sitiveni Sivivatu will miss the Wales test after being suspended for one match.

Wyatt Crockett is the likely replacement for prop Woodcock, and Zac Guildford could take Sivivatu's place on the wing.