Beauden Barrett ‘Worth the risk’: All Blacks coach Hansen on Barrett, Mo’unga experiment

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WELLINGTON: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admits starting his two world class fly-halves Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga against South Africa is a gamble, but is worth it in terms of World Cup planning.

Hansen sprung a surprise on Thursday naming Mo’unga in the 10 jersey with Barrett at 15 for Saturday’s Test in Wellington with regular fullback Ben Smith moving to the right wing.

He also hinted at further changes which could include moving captain Kieran Read to the side of the scrum to shore up the loose trio.

Read is among eight members of the Super Rugby champion Crusaders to return to the All Blacks along with a now injury-free Sonny Bill Williams.

The question of whether rising star Mo’unga

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