Steve Hansen names team for All Blacks clash with England
All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has made one change to the matchday 23 which won the quarter-final against Ireland last weekend in naming his team to face England in the semi-final.
Lock Patrick Tuipulotu comes onto the bench, Ardie Savea moves to seven with Scott Barrett at six, and Sam Cane will provide added impact from the bench.
It’s also going to be a significant match for hooker Codie Taylor, who will play his 50th Test.
The New Zealand team to face England: 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 1 Joe Moody, 2 Codie Taylor, 3 Nepo Laulala, 4 Brodie Retallick, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 6 Scott Barrett, 7 Ardie Savea, 8 Kieran Read (capt).
Replacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Angus Ta’avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett.