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Rugby-New Zealand team to play South Africa in Rugby Championship

Reuters

WELLINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen named the following team on Thursday to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

New Zealand: 15-Israel Dagg, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Conrad Smith, 12-Ma'a Nonu, 11-Julian Savea, 10-Daniel Carter, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Sam Cane, 6-Liam Messam, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Dane Coles, 1-Tony Woodcock

Replacements: 16-Keven Mealamu, 17-Wyatt Crockett, 18-Charlie Faumuina, 19-Steven Luatua, 20-Matt Todd, 21-Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22-Beauden Barrett, 23-Charles Piutau (Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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