30 Sep 2019

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks team to play Canada named

4:56 pm on 30 September 2019

The three Barrett brothers have been named in the starting line-up to face Canada at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday.

Scott Barrett and Beauden Barrett lineup before a  Test 2019.

All Blacks Scott and Beauden Barrett. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Scott, Jordie and Beauden Barrett will all take the field for Wednesday's World Cup match - the first time a trio of brothers have played in a world cup.

Sonny Bill Williams named as the starting second five eighth.

Rieko Ioane will start on the left wing, and Jack Goodhue has been named at centre.

In total, only four players who started against South Africa in their opening match retain their positions - they are lock Scott Barrett, captain Kieran Read, first five Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett at fullback.

Jordie Barrett

Jordie Barrett. Photo: Supplied

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said with two games four days apart, it was obvious that New Zealand needed to use its whole squad.

"Whilst there's a huge amount of energy and excitement amongst the whole team about what lies ahead, this week there has been a real focus on ourselves and our own standards," Hansen added.

"We've been working hard. We know we have to keep growing our game. We've always been demanding of ourselves when it comes to continued improvement, and that will never change. By doing so, it allows us to have the right attitude, intent and execution.

Props Atu Moli and Angus Ta'avao and hooker Liam Coltman make up the front row, with Patrick Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett starting as locks with impact off the bench in the form of Samuel Whitelock.

The All Blacks have spent a week in the southern city of Beppu preparing for the Canada Test.

"Our move away from Tokyo to Beppu has allowed us to refresh mentally as well as putting in some hard work on the training pitch," Hansen said.

In total, 16 players will make their Rugby World Cup debuts against Canada.

Patrick Tuipulotu playing for the All Blacks.

Patrick Tuipulotu. Photo: Photosport

The matchday 23 (with Test caps in brackets):

1: Atu Moli (2)

2: Liam Coltman (6)

3: Angus Ta'avao (9)

4: Patrick Tuipulotu (26)

5: Scott Barrett (32)

6: Shannon Frizell (6)

7:Matt Todd (21)

8: Kieran Read - captain (123)

9: TJ Perenara (60)

10: Richie Mo'unga (13)

11: Rieko Ioane (26)

12: Sonny Bill Williams (54)

13: Jack Goodhue (9)

14: Jordie Barrett (12)

15: Beauden Barrett (79)


16: Codie Taylor (46)

17: Ofa Tuungafasi (31)

18: Nepo Laulala (21)

19: Samuel Whitelock (113)

20: Ardie Savea (40)

21: Brad Weber (2)

22: Ryan Crotty (46)

23: Ben Smith (81)

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