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All Blacks name strong side for opener!





The defending World Champions will face fellow Rugby Championship side Argentina on Sunday and the All Blacks coach has named a full strength side. Argentina will also go into the clash having given a debut to full back Joaquin Tuculet. The Argies will have seven debutants (World Cup wise in the side. There is a youthful side out there. It will be a side looking to build on towards 2019.

The All Blacks and Argentina are battling for top spot at the moment and will likely see New Zealand come out on top. The All Blacks made one change from the win over Australia a few months ago. The most notable World Cup debutant will be Nehe Milner-Skudder who is set to grace the tournament with his brilliance.

New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith; 1 Tony Woodcock, 2 Dane Coles, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Brodie Retallick, 5 Sam Whitelock, 6 Jerome Kaino, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 8 Kieran Read.

Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Sam Cane, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Sonny Bill Williams.

Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martin Hernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Tomas Cubelli, 1 Marcos Ayerza, 2 Agustin Creevy (capt), 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 4 Guido Petti, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 6 Pablo Matera, 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 8 Leonardo Senatore.

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosin.


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