3 Nov 2017

Savea, Kaino: A tale of two redeemers

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 3 November 2017

First-five Beauden Barrett will captain the All Blacks for the first time, while three players are set to make non-test debuts in Sunday morning's match against the Barbarians at Twickenham. The uncapped trio of hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and outside back Matt Duffie are all on the bench, while the entire loose forward trio have been replaced with coach Steve Hansen making ten changes to the starting XV from last month's loss to Australia. While not a test, the match, the first in the All Blacks end of year tour, holds plenty of intrigue. There are six former All Blacks in the Baabaas, plus a couple of big names on either side seeking redemption.