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D'Arcy Waldegrave on the All Blacks' first starting XV of 2022

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Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 4:39pm
The All Blacks during the national anthem. Photo / Photosport
The All Blacks during the national anthem. Photo / Photosport

D'Arcy Waldegrave on the All Blacks' first starting XV of 2022

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 4:39pm

The All Blacks have named their starting XV for their first test this year.

In a Covid-hit team, Leicester Fainga'anuku is the only debutant, while Richie Mo'unga will come off the bench and Scott Barrett starts in the No 6 role.

Scrum coach Greg Feek is also now the latest to sit out Saturday with after testing positive for Covid, while Mark Telea has been called up for injury cover.

Meanwhile in the Ireland camp, their tour has not got off to the best of starts.

The visitors found themselves on the receiving end of a 32-17 defeat to the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton on Wednesday night, and were 32-17 down at halftime.

Sportstalk D'Arcy Waldegrave joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.

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