After the win against USA, the All blacks announced the 23 players to face Welsh next Saturday, live from 1:15 pm on Star +. For its part, the Dragon also already confirmed his team.
With Sam whitelock as captain, Ian Foster confirmed the XV of New Zealand to face Wales. Beauden Barrett, who will be the starting opener, will complete 100 games with the team’s jersey.
Foster He spoke about what the engagement will be against Wales: “It’s exciting to be back here in the North, albeit in very different circumstances. The All Blacks have always loved traveling the North, these test matches are a big part of our history as a rugby team and it has been three years since we played in Europe, so there is a real sense of excitement. What better place to start than in a stadium like Cardiff, “he said.
At the same time, the coach filled his next rival with praise: “The Welsh will play with their traditional passion and their fans singing in the stadium, and they will throw everything on us. They are Six Nations champions and a very good team. They have a group. of young players who will be excited to play, so we will have to be ready, and we are, “he said.
New Zealand’s formation against Wales: 1. Joe Moody (54), 2. Codie Taylor (64), 3. Nepo Laulala (37), 4. Brodie Retallick (89), 5. Samuel Whitelock (128, captain), 6. Ethan Blackadder (7) , 7. Dalton Papalii (10), 8. Ardie Savea (56), 9. TJ Perenara (76), 10. Beauden Barrett (99), 11. Rieko Ioane (44), 12. David Havili (11), 13 Anton Lienert-Brown (54), 14. Will Jordan (10), 15. Jordie Barrett (32).
Substitutes: 16. Samisoni Taukei’aho (7), 17. Karl Tu’inukuafe (23), 18. Tyrel Lomax (11), 19. Tupou Vaa’i (8), 20. Akira Ioane (10), 21. Brad Weber (14), 22. Richie Mo’unga (28), 23. Sevu Reece (14).