20 Jul 2011

Sport: Hoeata named to make test debut against Fiji

11:37 am on 20 July 2011

Jarrad Hoeata has been named to make his Test debut and Colin Slade his first international start in the All Blacks team to play Fiji in Dunedin on Friday.

Hoeata will partner Ali Williams in the second row and is joined in the starting fifteen by Highlanders teammates Adam Thomson and Jimmy Cowan for what will be the last test match at Carisbrook.

Richie McCaw captains the team with Dan Carter named on the bench.

The team is:

Starting XV:

1. Wyatt Crockett

2. Andrew Hore

3. Ben Franks

4. Jarrad Hoeata

5. Ali Williams

6. Adam Thomson

7. Richie McCaw

8. Liam Messam

9. Jimmy Cowan

10. Colin Slade

11. Sitiveni Sivivatu

12. Ma'a Nonu

13. Conrad Smith

14. Zac Guildford

15. Mils Muliaina


16. Corey Flynn

17. John Afoa

18. Samuel Whitelock

19. Jerome Kaino

20. Piri Weepu

21. Daniel Carter

22. Ben Smith