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All Blacks bring in star players

International: England v New Zealand
Venue: Twickenham Kick-off: 1430 GMT, Saturday 21 November
Coverage: Live on Sky Sports 2, BBC Radio 5 live, highlights on BBC Three at 1900 and BBC Two at 1130 Sunday. Text commentary on BBC Sport website

Zac Guildford
Guildford impressed on his All Blacks debut against Wales

New Zealand have made 13 changes to the side that beat Italy 20-6 last weekend as their star players return to take on England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Zac Guildford, who made his debut in the 19-12 victory over Wales, wins only his second cap on the right wing.

Lock Tom Donnelly, along with Sitiveni Sivivatu the only player to also start in Italy, plays his fifth Test while prop Owen Franks wins his eighth cap.

Captain Richie McCaw, full-back Mils Muliaina and fly-half Dan Carter start.

Muliaina will win his 81st cap to become the second most capped All Black of all time alongside Justin Marshall.

Hooker Aled de Malmanche was confirmed on the bench on Friday after Corey Flynn did not recover from the hamstring strain he suffered earlier in the week.

All Blacks coach Graham Henry said: "It doesn't get much bigger than England at Twickenham.

"It will be another fantastic challenge and we are focussed on preparing well and looking forward to playing a determined England side."

Saturday's Test will be the 33rd meeting between the sides since 1905 - New Zealand have won 25 to England's six with one draw.

The All Blacks will be defending the Hillary Shield, named after Sir Edmund Hillary who came from New Zealand but was part of a British expedition when he became the first man to climb Mount Everest.

The Shield was first contested last year when New Zealand defeated England 32-6 at Twickenham on their Grand Slam-winning tour.

New Zealand: Muliaina; Guildford, C Smith, Nonu, Sivivatu; Carter, Cowan; Woodcock, Hore, Franks; Thorn, Donnelly, Thomson, McCaw (capt), Read.
Replacements: De Malmanche, Afoa, Boric, Kaino, Ellis, Donald, Ellison.

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