In the final game of their fall tour, the Blues will challenge Fabian Galthey on Saturday (9pm) to New Zealanders deprived of injured Bewden Barrett. Aaron Smith will return alongside Richie Muonga.
He was not sure. will be absent. The All Blacks will be deprived of their injured star Beauden Barrett, but they can count on Aaron Smith returning in the hinge, on Saturday, against XV of France (9pm).
Bowden Barrett (30, 100 caps) suffered a concussion during the defeat in Ireland (29-20) last Saturday. He will be replaced at the back by his brother Jordi Barrett. Also note the return of Aaron Smith who, for his first pick since August 14, will form a charismatic joint alongside Richie Muonga. Hooker Dane Coles is also back in the 15th start with his 80th hat. Finally, Sam Cane regained his spot as the number 8 Ardie Savea.
“France, a formidable team”
“The tour was incredibly long but we were happy with the way the players handled. We had to manage the physical and mental burden on the players so we changed things up a bit for this final test to increase the energy from the whole group.” France has a young and great team that is gaining confidence and aiming for this match. So it’s a great way to end our tour,” All Blacks team manager Ian Foster explained.
Son équipe reste sur un revers 29-20 en Ireland après avoir largement dominé les Etats-Unis (104-14), le pays de Galles (54-16) et l’Italie (47-9) lors des test-matchs de l ‘Fall. For its part, the 15th of France dominated Argentina (29-20) and Georgia (41-15), and will find the usual Toulouse joint, formed by Antoine Dupont and Romain Netamack, to face New Zealand at the Stade de France. .
New Zealand formation to face France: J. Barrett – Jordan, R.; Ewan, Tobaya, Bridge – (S) Muunga, (M) A. Smith-Ken, A.; Savia, A.; Ewan – Weatherlock (hat), Ritalik – Lolala, Coles, moody
Alternatives: Taukei’aho, Bower, Tuungafasi, Vaa’i, Frizell, Weber, D. McKenzie, Havili
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