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Vito named to face Wales

Vito named to face Wales

Flanker Victor Vito will make his first start for the All Blacks in Saturday's opening rugby test against Wales in the only change to the run-on team which beat Ireland 66-28 last weekend.
Vito was one of six players who made their All Blacks debuts at New Plymouth last weekend and has now earned a starting role, replacing Jerome Kaino on the blindside flank.
There are three further changes on the New Zealand bench with prop Tony Woodcock replacing Neemia Tialata, flanker Adam Thomson replacing Vito and center Richard Kahui taking the place of Zac Guildford.
Fullback Israel Dagg, center Benson Stanley and prop Ben Franks, who all made impressive debuts in New Zealand's starting XV against Ireland, have retained their places.


Updated : 2021-10-19 19:29 GMT+08:00