Dixon starts, Savea re­turns

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Dunedin: There is re­ward, recog­ni­tion, a re­prieve and pre­sum­ably no re­spite for Wales in the All Blacks team for the third and fi­nal test in Dunedin. Hur­ri­canes wing Ju­lian Savea has com­pleted his penance for a poor per­for­mance in the series opener at Eden Park - he re­turns to the left wing for Waisake Na­holo, a se­lec­tion likely to irk the lo­cals in­side Forsyth Barr Sta­dium on Satur­day night. How­ever, High­landers sup­port­ers should be pla­cated by the pres­ence of debu­tants El­liot Dixon - on the blind­side flank for Jerome Kaino and Liam Squire on the bench. Lima Sopoaga is also in the re­serves of a 23-man squad that fea­tures 12 changes to the side that ex­tended the All Blacks’ win­ning streak over Wales to 28 tests since 1953 in Welling­ton last week­end.

All Blacks: Is­rael Dagg, Ben Smith, Ge­orge Moala, Ryan Crotty, Ju­lian Savea, Beau­den Bar­rett, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (cap­tain), Sam Cane, El­liot Dixon, Sam White­lock, Brodie Re­tal­lick, Char­lie Fau­muina, Dane Coles, Joe Moody. Re­serves: Codie Tay­lor, Wyatt Crock­ett, Ofa Tu’un­gafasi, Luke Romano, Liam Squire, Taw­era Kerr-Barlow, Lima Sopoaga, Waisake Na­holo. Stuff

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