Rugby-All Blacks team to face Tonga

WELLINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named the following squad on Thursday to face Tonga at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.


New Zealand: 15-Ben Smith, 14-Sevu Reece, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-George Bridge, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Matt Todd, 6-Ardie Savea, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Patrick Tuipulotu, 3-Nepo Laulala, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody

Replacements: 16-Liam Coltman, 17-Ofa Tuungafasi, 18-Angus Ta'avao, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Luke Jacobson, 21-Aaron Smith, 22-Josh Ioane, 23-Jordie Barrett

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Editing by Ian Ransom)