19 Jul 2019

All Blacks name five debutants in first team of the year

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 19 July 2019

The All Blacks play Argentina in their first test of the year but this and other Rugby Championship games will be just a warm up to the real deal of the World Cup

The upcoming tests, starting in Buenos Aires on Sunday, will be used to try out new players, sharpen combinations and settle on a first choice line-up.

Coach Steve Hansen's first team of the year reflects that - he's named five debutants.

RNZ's Rugby reporter Joe Porter reports