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Hansen pick strong All Blacks team to face England

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All Black coach Steve Hansen has named his strongest possible side to face England on Saturday.

After playing an almost second string side against Japan last week, Hansen called upon his big guns for the test.

All Black stars Karl Tu’inukuafe, lock Brodie Retallick, scrum-half Aaron Smith and centre Jack Goodhue will be coming in to replace Joe Moody, Scott Barrett, TJ Perenara and Ryan Crotty respectively.

Tu’inukuafe will start in the number one jersey, replacing the injured Moody, alongside Codie Taylor and Owen Franks.

Ofa Tuungafasi and Nepo Laulala, together with hooker Dane Coles, will play of the bench.

He has picked Retallick and Whitelock for his second row with Liam Squire, Ardie Savea and captain Kieran Read to make up his loose trio.

Smith and Barrett will resume their partnership at 9 and 10 with Goodhue and Williams in the midfield.

For his back three he picked Rieko Ioane, Ben Smith and Damian McKenzie.

The are real excitement going into this test for Saturday

New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Ofa Tuungafasi, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Richie Mo’unga, 23 Ryan Crotty

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