All Blacks name strongest team for Wales Test

All Blacks Coach Steve Hansen has named his strongest XV for the match against Wales. Both Dan Carter and Richie McCaw are restored to a side containing 745 caps in total. Hansen says he expects a 'fiercely contested match' on Saturday.

NZ Team: Israel Dagg; Cory Jane; Conrad Smith; Ma'a Nonu; Julian Savea; Dan Carter; Aaron Smith; Kieran Read; Richie McCaw (c); Liam Messam; Samuel Whitelock; Luke Romano; Owen Franks; Andrew Hore; Tony Woodcock

Replacements: Dane Coles; Wyatt Crockett; Charlie Faumuina; Brodie Retallick; Victor Vito; Piri Weepu; Aaron Cruden; Ben Smith

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