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streaming live!* – All Blacks vs Fiji Rugby 17th July 2021 Rugby

July 17 @ 1:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm

All Blacks vs Fiji…. Stick with us on Twitter as we tweet live



All Blacks aces Ardie Savea and Anton Lienert-Brown will make their first Test appearances of 2021 in Saturday’s rematch with Fiji in Hamilton.

Loose forward Savea and centre Lienert-Brown have been recovering from knee and elbow injuries respectively and will boost a side that struggled for much of the first Test against Fiji before kicking away late to win 57-23.

It will also be the 50th Test match for both players.
To play 50 games for the All Blacks is pretty special and it’s also special that they get to do it together,” All Blacks coach Ian Foster said.

“Both are really influential players, they’re excited and will have some proud families coming along to watch.”

Pressure is building on Foster who has had an underwhelming start to his tenure and is off contract at the end of the year.

He has signalled that Richie Mo’unga remains his first choice five-eighth after recalling the Crusaders star in place of last week’s No.10 Beauden Barrett, who drops to the bench.

Other interesting selections are David Havili starting ahead of Rieko Ioane in midfield, Scott Barrett edging Brodie Retallick at lock, Damian McKenzie picked ahead of Jordie Barrett at fullback and Luke Jacobson and Akira Ioane getting the nod in a highly competitive loose forward mix.

Chiefs hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho is in line for his Test debut off the bench after Dane Coles (calf) was ruled out on match eve.

“It was the second Test of the year for us last weekend and we were pretty happy with our performance,” Foster said.


July 17 @ 1:00 am
July 18 @ 5:00 pm

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