Dagg in, Savea out

Israel Dagg will start at fullback for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on Saturday.

After missing out on selection for the World Cup squad, Dagg returns to the run-on XV in his 50th Test. He replaces Julian Savea, with Ben Smith shifting to the vacant wing.

In the only other change made by coach Steve Hansen, lock Sam Whitelock replaces Luke Romano, who drops out of the match 23 altogether. The bench is unchanged.

The All Blacks have a 1-0 series lead after their 39-21 win in Auckland last Saturday.

All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Waisake Naholo, 10 Aaron Cruden,9  Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody.
Subs: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Seta Tamanivalu.

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Mariette Adams