10 Jun 2014

Savea set to square off against England

5:38 pm on 10 June 2014

The Hurricanes wing Julian Savea looks set to be rushed straight back into the All Blacks starting XV for the second Test against England in Dunedin.

The 110-kilogramme flyer watched last weekend's lucky escape at Eden Park due to injury and the hosts sorely missed his game-breaking ability and try-scoring strike-rate.

The All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster says Savea appears to have recovered from the knee complaint that kept him out of the Auckland match, and is a strong chance to get the opportunity to add to his 19 tries in 20 tests.

Should Savea start this weekend it could set up a mouth-watering duel with England powerhouse Manu Tuilagi who's likely to be shifted from centre to the wing to make way for the tourists first choice midfielders.