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Black Ferns named for third Test against England

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allblacks.com     30 Nov 2012     Getty Images

Black Ferns Coach Brian Evans said the players were disappointed at how the first two Tests had gone but we are looking to make amends and end on a positive note.

"The girls are really up-beat and have trained with passion and enthusiasm. We're going into the game with the strongest team we have available and committed to leaving nothing behind.

"Taking to the field to play at Twickenham just after the All Blacks Test provides added incentive for the girls to the black jersey proud," Evans said.

Ruth McKay and Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox have come into the front row while there are some positional changes at the back.

The Black Ferns team to play the third and final Test against England is (with Test caps):

Starting XV
1. Ruth McKay (12)
2. Fiao'o Fa'amausili, captain (23)
3. Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox (12)
4. Eloise Blackwell (5)
5. Rawinia Everitt (4)
6. Aroha Savage (6)
7. Justine Lavea (19)
8. Casey Robertson (26)
9. Emma Jensen (33)
10. Kendra Cocksedge (13)
11. Hazel Tubic (5)
12. Claire Richardson (16)
13. Shakira Baker (5)
14. Selica Winiata (3)
15. Kelly Brazier (12)

Reserves:
16. Karina Stowers (14)
17. Kathleen Wilton (7)
18. Aleisha Nelson (2)
19. Jackie Patea (2)
20. Lydia Crossman (4)
21. Teresa Te Tamaki (6)
22. Anika Tiplady (2)
23. Halie Hurring (12)

The Test match will be live on the Sky Sport 1 at 6.00am, directly after the All Blacks take on England.