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All Blacks announce team to play South Africa

allblacks.com     13 Aug 2008    

1. Tony Woodcock
2. Andrew Hore
3. Greg Somerville
4. Brad Thorn
5. Ali Willliams
6. Jerome Kaino
7. Richie McCaw (c)
8. Rodney So’oialo
9. Jimmy Cowan
10. Dan Carter
11. Sitiveni Sivivatu
12. Ma’a Nonu
13. Conrad Smith
14. Richard Kahui
15. Mils Muliaina

Reserves:

16. Keven Mealamu
17. John Afoa
18. Anthony Boric
19. Adam Thomson
20. Piri Weepu
21. Stephen Donald
22. Isaia Toeava


The starting XV is unchanged from the All Blacks last Philips Tri Nations Test against Australia in Auckland while Isaia Toeava is the only change to the reserves.

“Playing the Springboks in South Africa might be the biggest challenge in world rugby at the moment,” said All Blacks coach Graham Henry on announcing the side.

The Cape Town match is the penultimate Philips Tri Nations match for the All Blacks with the final fixture against Australia in Brisbane in September.