August 17, 2017

All Blacks name team for World Cup Final

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The All Blacks, who have made no changes to the starting team to contest the Rugby World Cup Final against France on Sunday.

The side to be captained by Richie McCaw features just one change on the reserve bench from the team who beat Australia 20-6 in the semifinals, with Adam Thomson recovered from an ankle injury and replacing Victor Vito as the loose forward cover.

The vastly experienced starting XV boasts 708 test caps.

Earlier this week France also named an unchanged side from that which beat Wales 9-8 in the semifinal.

All Blacks: Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Richard Kahui, Aaron Cruden, Piri Weepu, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (capt), Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock, Brad Thorn, Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Adam Thomson, Andy Ellis, Stephen Donald, Sonny Bill Williams