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