New Zealand has accumulated three victories in its three matches played in the Rugby Championship, the last being the 39-0 victory against Argentina last Sunday. Eleven changes are made by the All Blacks, who will seek to deepen the difference in points in the table against Los Pumas, this coming Sunday from 6:50 am live on Star + and ESPN.
In the first initial line, Joe moody He will be in the number one jersey after his return to the All Blacks from the bench last week. With him they also enter Samisoni Taukei’aho and Tyrel Lomax.
On the other hand, in the second line they will play Patrick Tuipulotu and Tupou Vaa’i, while Scott Barrett will go to the bank. One row back, Ethan Blackadder and Hoskins Sotutu they will have their second chance as starters. What’s more, Ardie savea He will once again be the captain of the men in black.
One of the novelties will be the incursion of Damian McKenzie as an opening, alongside the experienced scrum half: TJ Perenara. Finlay Christie and Beauden Barrett they will wait their turn to enter between the substitutes.
The centers will be Quinn Tupaea and Rieko Ioane, while the three in the background George Bridge, Will Jordan and Jordie Barrett.
“We expect a great response from Argentina and we have to make sure we are prepared for that because we know how hurt they are. The key is not so much how they respond, but how we respond. If we enter this game thinking that it will happen to us like last week, without earning the right to have the score in our favor, then we are in trouble “, said the head coach, Ian Foster.
New Zealand training: 1. Joe Moody, 2. Samisoni Taukei’aho, 3. Tyrel Lomax; 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 5. Tupou Vaa’i; 6. Ethan Blackadder, 7. Ardie Savea (cap), 8. Hoskins Sotutu; 9. TJ Perenara, 10. Damian McKenzie; 11. George Bridge, 12. Quinn Tupaea, 13. Rieko Ioane, 14. Will Jordan; 15. Jordie Barrett.
Substitutes: 16. Codie Taylor, 17. George Bower, 18. Ofa Tuungafasi, 19. Scott Barrett, 20. Luke Jacobson, 21. Finlay Christie, 22. Beauden Barrett and 23. Braydon Ennor