19 Jun 2014

Hansen says Read is fizzing to get back on the park

1:38 pm on 19 June 2014

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says No.8 Kieran Read is fizzing about getting back on the field.

Read, who has played just one Super Rugby match since mid-April because of concussion, has been named to start in the third Test against England in Hamilton on Saturday.

Hansen says the player was very excited when he found out he'd be playing this week.

Hansen says the plan is for Liam Messam to come on after 40 to 50 minutes.