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All Blacks: Aaron Smith holder against the XV of France, Beauden Barrett absent

2021-11-18T16:33:25.425Z

New Zealand coach Ian Foster made seven changes to face the Blues on Saturday (9pm), compared to the beaten team in Ireland (29-20).



The All Blacks unveiled this Thursday their team composition to face the XV of France, Saturday (9 p.m.), at the Stade de France.

In the end, coach Ian Foster made seven changes from the team that lost in Ireland (29-20).

Called during the tour after the birth of his second child, scrum half Aaron Smith will start against the Blues.

His duel with Antoine Dupont will be closely scrutinized.

The Frenchman and New Zealander are currently considered the two best scrum backs in the world.

Beauden Barett injured, Mo'Unga in 10

Touched against Ireland and uncertain, Beauden Barrett will finally be absent against the XV of France, it is Richie Mo'Unga will wear number 10 for the Kiwis.

Quinn Tupaea holds the center instead of Anton Lienert-Brown, injured, he will be associated with Rieko Ioane.

In the pack, hooker Dane Coles was preferred over Ireland-lined Codie Taylor.

Sam Cane and Akira Ioane return to the third row, replacing Ethan Blackadder and Dalton Papalii.

On one of the wings, George Bridge replaces Sevu Reece.

Sam Whitelock, associated with Brodie Retallick on the second row, will once again be the New Zealand captain.


Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-11-18

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