The All Blacks will have a mix of veteran stars and relative newcomers in their team that will take on the Eagles on Saturday. The most notable name on the roster is Sonny Bill Williams who will play for the team for the first time since returning from Rugby League. Joining him is Kieran Read who will be playing in his 70th test. Other veterans include Cory Jane and Israel Dagg while Aaron Cruden will man the fly-half position.
The biggest name missing from the team is Richie McCaw who will not dress. Dan Carter is on the bench as he also makes his return. Overall the bench is stocked with talent. Keven Mealau has 120 tests to his name and every player beyond debutant Augustine Pulu has 29 camps or more. Other names on the bench include Julian Savea, Liam Messam, Ben Franks, and Brodie Retallick.
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