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The All Blacks completely refurbished the XV for Italy

New Zealand coach Ian Foster renewed his full 15th start to the match against Italy on Saturday in Rome, compared to the team that crushed Wales (54-16) last Saturday. Ahead of the two inevitably more intense matches awaiting them at the end of their tour, in Ireland (November 13) and then in France (November 20), Foster opted to run with this team whose third-tier captain would be Sam Kane. According to the composition sent by the New Zealand Federation on Thursday. The All Blacks in particular will start with a new, young second row pairing Tupou Vaa’i, 21, and Josh Lord, 20, who will experience his first term after playing against the United States (104-14) on October 23. . Italy has never defeated New Zealand in fourteen encounters, with the All Blacks remaining in two wide wins, 66-3 in 2018 and 68-10 two years earlier.

Team New Zealand: McKenzie – Reece, Ennor, Tupaea, Bridge – (o) Mo’unga, (m) Weber – Cane (cap.), Sotutu, Jacobson – Lord, Vaa’i – Lomax, Coles, Bower.

Substitutes: Omoa, De Groot, Tongavasi, Whitelock, Frizzle, Christie, Haveli, Barrett.

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