22 Jun 2010

All Black selectors ring changes and add Ranger to bench

1:50 pm on 22 June 2010

There are seven changes to the All Black starting 15 to play Wales in Hamilton on Saturday night whenthe Blues centre/wing Rene Ranger will be on the bench.

Fullback Mils Muliaina returns from injury after concussion ruled out Israel Dagg and Zac Guildford 's on the left wing in place of Joe Rokocoko.

Richard Kahui will start at centre in place of Conrad Smith, who's recovering from an eye injury received in the win over Wales in Dunedin.

The veteran loosehead prop Tony Woodcock's back after a strong showing from the bench at Carisbrook and Neemia Tialata's at tighthead.

Tom Donnelly's recovered from his calf muscle injury and replaces the injured Anthony Boric at lock while Jerome Kaino's back as blindside flanker.

The team: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Neemia Tialata, Brad Thorn, Tom Donnelly, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c) Kieran Reed; Jimmy Cowan, Daniel Carter, Zac Guildford, Benson Stanley, Richard Kahui, Cory Jane, Mils Muliaina.

Reserves: Aled de Malmanche, Owen Franks, Sam Whitelock, Adam Thomson, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Rene Ranger,