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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 14:05 GMT 15:05 UK
NZ make 10 changes for Boks match
Doug Howlett in action for the All Blacks
Howlett switches from his usual position on the wing to full-back
New Zealand have made 10 changes for their final Tri-Nations match against South Africa in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Only captain Richie McCaw, Ali Williams, Dan Carter, Mils Muliaina and Sitiveni Sivivatu remain from the 45-26 victory over the Boks last weekend.

The All Blacks will field a potent back three as Doug Howlett comes in at full-back, while Joe Rokocoko partners cousin Sivivatu on the wings.

Hooker Keven Mealamu and scrum-half Piri Weepu have both been rested.

All Blacks coach Graham Henry said their replacements, Andrew Hore and Jimmy Cowan, deserved their chance to shine.

"They've both been great team men and have played well from the bench. They have earned their opportunity," said Henry.

"Doug Howlett has played at fullback for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks - it's an exciting combination to have him alongside Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu."


New Zealand: Doug Howlett; Joe Rokocoko, Mils Muliaina, Aaron Mauger, Sitiveni Sivivatu; Dan Carter, Jimmy Cowan; Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Carl Hayman, Chris Jack, Ali Williams, Jerry Collins, Richie McCaw, Rodney So'oialo.
Replacements: Anton Oliver, Neemia Tialata, Jason Eaton, Marty Holah, Byron Kelleher, Luke McAlister, Rico Gear.


Tri-Nations Series Table
Saturday, 11 September 2010 13:05 UK
  Team P PD PTS
1 New Zealand 6 73 27
2 Australia 6 -26 11
3 South Africa 6 -47 7

SEE ALSO
All Blacks recovery pleases Henry
26 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
South Africa 26-45 New Zealand
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MacDonald warning for Springboks
22 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
Australia 'closing on All Blacks'
21 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
New Zealand 34-27 Australia
19 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
Australia 20-18 South Africa
05 Aug 06 |  Internationals
New Zealand 35-17 South Africa
22 Jul 06 |  Internationals


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