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28th Jun 2017

All Blacks name utterly frightening team for second Test against the Lions

A win away from a series win

Ben Kiely

All the All Blacks need is one more win to seal this series and send the Lions packing back to their hemisphere with their tails between their legs.

After scoring a 30-15 victory over the British and Irish Lions last week, New Zealand have named a strong team to clinch the series in that all-important second Test.

The All Blacks have made two changes, both enforced due to injury. Ben Smith misses out after suffering his third concussion of the season in the series opener at Eden Park, while Ryan Crotty has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.Waisake Naholo comes in on the wing, while Anton Lienert-Brown wins his 12th cap at outside centre.

Waisake Naholo will start on the wing, with Anton Lienert-Brown slotting into at outside centre. Uncapped Ngani Laumape has been promoted to the bench as a reward for his performance for the Hurricanes in their draw against the Lions during the week.

Check out the team in full below.

1. Joe Moody (26)
2. Codie Taylor (17)
3. Owen Franks (92)
4. Brodie Retallick (62)
5. Samuel Whitelock (86)
6. Jerome Kaino (79)
7. Sam Cane (42)
8. Kieran Read (98) – Captain
9. Aaron Smith (60)
10. Beauden Barrett (51)
11. Rieko Ioane (3)
12. Sonny Bill Williams (35)
13. Anton Lienert-Brown (11)
14. Waisake Naholo (12)
15. Israel Dagg (63)

16. Nathan Harris (6)
17. Wyatt Crockett (60)
18. Charlie Faumuina (48)
19. Scott Barrett (6)
20. Ardie Savea (14)
21. TJ Perenara (31)
22. Aaron Cruden (48)
23. Ngani Laumape *