Ian Foster talks about the young prop Ethan de Groot getting off to a start in an All Blacks test match against the American Eagles.Video / All Blacks
Everything you need to know before the All Blacks clash with the United States on Sunday at 8am (NZT) in FedExField, Washington, DC
Sam Cane will be the first test of the season for the All Blacks against the United States on Saturday, but will not be the captain.
Rock Sam Whitelock has led New Zealand for seven years in his first match in the United States, and Kane is on the bench to recover from a serious injury.
The team nominated by head coach Ian Foster on Thursday is made up of players who couldn’t or had little time to play in the recent Rugby Championship in Australia. White Rock has chosen to play in a New Zealand Championship match in Australia with his recently born wife.
He leads the All Blacks in all tests on their northern tour to the United States, Wales, Italy, Ireland and France as Kane focuses on his return. When Kieran Read retired after the 2019 World Cup, Kane became a regular captain of New Zealand, but failed previous tests against the Rugby Championship and Australia, Tonga and Fiji due to a torn chest muscle.
He will be joined by Rock Josh Road, who has been nominated to make his debut as a successor. The Lord was called after Scott Barrett and Patrick Tuipulotu returned to New Zealand at the end of the Rugby Championship.
Hooker Dane Coles, who missed the championship due to a calf muscle injury, is also named on the bench.
Richie Mo’unga misses most of the Australian leg of the Rugby Championship while waiting for the birth of her second child, starting on Saturday’s first 5/8. He joined Australia’s All Blacks and will be on the bench in the final against Springbox.
Mo’unga joins Scottish-born halfback Finley Christie to begin testing for the first time. Braidon Enner will also start at the center for the first time, and Ethan de Groot will also start with a loose head prop.
“Finley is taking full advantage of his opportunities, he keeps growing the game and it’s getting better and better. We’re happy about how he’s going,” Foster said. rice field. “Braydon was injured and confused for a year, but he’s back.
“He’s running fast and we’re looking forward to seeing what he’s going to do again.”
Foster nominated three powerful attackbacks with fullback Damian McKenzie and wings Will Jordan and George Bridge. Ennor combines with Quinn Tupaea in the middle.
Luke Jacobson, Dalton Paparii and Hoskins Sotsutsu may form a strong back row and feature Kane later in the match.
The bench is especially powerful with the cane, Coles, halfback TJ Perenara, the first five Beauden Barretts, and the center Anton Lienert Brown.
Saturday’s match at FedExField, usually home to the NFL’s Washington Football Team, is the first official test between New Zealand and the United States since the 2014 Chicago meeting.
“The opportunity for us to play in a new city or new stadium is very special and the group is really excited and looking forward to that opportunity,” Foster said. “After the break in Australia, it’s time to get back to our ditch because many players haven’t played for a while. It’s time to restart our game, and we’re going. I am ready.”
Center Bryce Campbell will be the captain of the Eagles team, which has changed significantly from the team that lost to Uruguay 34-15 in the World Cup qualifying earlier this month. There are only 5 members left, starting with 15.
Irish-born No10 Luke Carty and halfback Nate Augustpurger, who started on the bench with Uruguay, will join the starting lineup.
Three players are in line for their test debut. Ryan James will start on the right in his first test, and Chad Goff and Fakaoshi Piferetti are likely to debut on the bench. Piferetti is the younger brother of the well-established Eagles player, Capelli Piferetti.
South African-born head coach Gary Gold expects a much better performance than the Eagles once again created Uluruguay.
“Facing the second-largest team in the world is an incredible challenge for everyone, and as I’ve said many times, these are the high-pressure situations we want to put ourselves in,” Gold said. Told. “Such a match can be a test of true personality, as it forces a momentary decision in a hectic and busy environment, while allowing experienced men to become leaders. It’s an exciting opportunity to expose young players to the best players in the world, and help guide the unity of the group. “
All Blacks: Damian McKenzie, Will Jordan, Braidon Enner, Quinn Topea, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Finlay Christie. Hoskins Sotutu, Dalton Papalii, Luke Jacobson, Tupuu Vaa’i, Sam Whitelock (Captain), Angus Ta’avao, Asafo Aumua, Ethan de Groot
Reserve: Dane Coles, George Bower, Tyrrell Lomax, Josh Road, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Anton Lienert Brown.
USA: Will Hooley, Ryan James, Tavite Lopeti, Bryce Campbell (Captain), Ryan Matthias, Luke Carty, Nate Auguster. Cam Dolan, Hanco Germishuys, Benjamin Bonasso, Nick Civetta, Nate Brakeley, Paul Mullen, Dylan Fawsitt, Matt Harmon
Reserve: Chad Gough, Faka’osi Pifeleti, Dino Waldren, Siaosi Mahoni, Moni Tonga’uiha, Andrew Guerra, Michael Baska, Mike Dabulas
All Blacks: $ 1.001
US: $ 151
Point start: -71.5 All Blacks
In the Greaterland Over region of Maryland, sunny, sunny, and mild weather is expected on Saturday evenings (local time).
How to catch the action
Herald will provide a live update. You can watch live commentary on the match on Newstalk ZB, Gold AM, and iHeartRadio.
The match will be broadcast live on SkySport 1 and coverage will begin at 8am. If you want to watch the game online, you can stream the game live via Sky Sport Now.
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