8 Jul 2010

Nonu and Smith among four changes to All Blacks Test side

12:39 pm on 8 July 2010

The All Black selectors have made four changes to the starting lineup for Saturday's opening Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Auckland.

Owen Franks comes into the front row at tighthead prop, Joe Rokocoko returns on the left wing, Ma'a Nonu returns from injury to start at second five-eighth, while Conrad Smith's back at centre having recovered from an eye injury.

The full team is:

Richie McCaw, captain, Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Tom Donnelly, Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read, Jimmy Cowan, Daniel Carter, Josevata Rokocoko, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane and Mils Muliaina.

Reserves: Corey Flynn, Ben Franks, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden and Richard Kahui.