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Ten changes to second Test team

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allblacks.com     08 Nov 2006     Photosport

Henry has indicated wholesale changes for the second Test in an effort to establish his top 22 for the third test of ther tour against France in Paris. “We felt it was important to have fresh legs for this match against the strongest team in the Northern Hemisphere,” Henry said.

“We are playing in Lyon where they have had a lot of success and we are playing on Armistice Day which usually brings out the best in the French side. It is a significant challenge for our team.”

All Blacks team sheet
Leon MacDonald, Josevata Rokocoko, Conrad Smith, Luke McAlister, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Dan Carter, Piri Weepu, Rodney So’oialo, Richie McCaw (c), Jerry Collins, Ali Williams, James Ryan, Carl Hayman, Anton Oliver, Tony Woodcock

The reserves will be named later in the week, pending a decision on the fitness of prop Neemia Tialata. First five-eighths Nick Evans was not considered for selection due to injury.