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The All Blacks team to play Canada in a Rugby World Cup Pool B match at at Oita Stadium.
OPINION: Oh Canada, you bumbled your way through your Rugby World Cup opener against Italy, and now this – you’re going to face All Blacks line up with both brilliant pivots named, and captain Kieran Read there as well.
While coach Steve Hansen has made wholesale changes from the side that beat the Springboks 23-13 Saturday a week ago, he’s given his most potent weapons another outing.
* SBW, Goodhue start for ABs
* Jordie learning the art of patience
* Is this the flattest RWC ever?
* Kiwi official angers Aussies
* ‘Embarrassed’ Cheika fires up
* RWC: Full schedule and pools
* Guide to RWC coverage on Stuff
* How to watch all the RWC games
* RWC 2019: A beginner’s guide
* Download Stuff’s RWC wallchart
* RWC results and pool standings
Here’s five talking points for the bus ride home, the pub or the first tee:
RWC history for Barrett bros: Beauden (fullback), Scott (lock) and Jordie Barrett (wing) are the first trio of brothers to start a Rugby World Cup match for the All Blacks. A great day for New Zealand, Taranaki and Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth, who have four old boys in the side, with hooker Liam Coltman starting as well. They will be the first trio of brothers to do so since Elisi, Manu and Fe’ao Vunipola represented Tonga against Scotland in 1995. Fe’ao Vunipola has sons Mako and Billy in the England RWC squad. Pisi brothers – Ken, Tusi and George – all played for Samoa against South Africa in 2015, but only Ken started.
Sonny Bill Williams starts: there he is at second five in what will be his 55th test. SBW, a
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