All Blacks unchanged for RWC final

2015-10-29 13:27
Steve Hansen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named his team for the Rugby World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Hansen has kept his 23-man squad unchanged from the one which edged South Africa 20-18 in the semi-finals last weekend.

Loosehead prop Joe Moody's impressive form has seen him retain a starting spot, with Wyatt Crockett still sidelined.

It had been hoped that Crockett would play a role from the bench, however, his injury means Ben Franks keeps his spot on the bench.

Saturday’s final is scheduled for 18:00 (SA time).

Teams:

New Zealand:

15 Ben Smith, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody

Substitutes: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Sonny Bill Williams

Australia:

TBA

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