Umaga in starting side, Lomu out - All Black side named

Umaga in starting side, Lomu out - All Black side named

Post by Roni » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 14:23:29

Umaga replaces Robinson in the starting side.
Lomu not even on the bench.
Still awaiting a fitness test for Hammett.
Maxwell and Randall still out because of injury.

15. Christian Cullen (Wellington)
14. Doug Howlett (Auckland)
13. Tana Umaga (Wellington)
12. Aaron Mauger (Canterbury)
11. Caleb Ralph (Canterbury)
10. Andrew Mehrtens (Canterbury)
9. Justin Marshall (Canterbury)
8. Scott Robertson (Canterbury)
7. Richard McCaw (Canterbury)
6. Reuben Thorne (Canterbury, captain)
5. Chris Jack (Canterbury)
4. Simon Maling (Otago)
3. Greg Somerville (Canterbury)
2. Mark Hammett (Canterbury) or Tom Willis (Otago)
1. Dave Hewett (Canterbury).

Reserves
16. Willis or Andrew Hore (Taranaki), 17. Joe McDonnell (Otago),
18. Marty Holah (Waikato), 19. Sam Broomhall (Canterbury),
20. Byron Kelleher (Otago), 21. Daryl Gibson (Canterbury),
22. Leon MacDonald (Canterbury).

No surprises here from Mitchell and Co. as this is the big one. I'm not game
to make a prediction as the heart says one thing, but the head says another.
But no one will be cheering louder on Saturday evening. Go the BLACKS!!!