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SB Williams set for 50th test as All Blacks tackle Wallabies

New Zealand head Coach Steve Hansen has named his team to face Australia in last Bledisloe Cup clash 2018 in their first Northern Tour test in Yokohama, Japan.
Sonny Bill Williams who made his debut in 2010 against England is set to make his 50th test appearance and his starts in midfield alongside Ryan Crotty.
McKenzie
Utility back Damian McKenzie is back to the squad and starts at fullback with Ben Smith moving to right wing. Aaron Smith is set to provide impact from the bench as Tj Perenara starts at halfback.
A couple of players in the pack are back from injury. Joe Moody is back on number one jersey as Nepo Laulala is back as his reserve. Liam Squire replaces the injured Sam Cane at flank as Brodie Retallick makes his return via the bench.
 
New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Brodie Retallick, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Aaron Smith, 22 Richie Mo’unga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

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