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Carter Makes Return

Star flyhalf Dan Carter will return from injury to play his first test for the All Blacks since November last year after being named in the team to play the Wallabies tomorrow.

The All Blacks’ team named on Tuesday also sees the selection of Luke McAlister at inside centre ahead of Ma’a Nonu and the dropping of number eight Rodney So’oialo for Kieran Read.


With last month’s win against the Wallabies in Auckland, the All Blacks can clinch the Bledisloe Cup at the weekend, although they would still trail South Africa in the Tri-Nations series.

The 27-year-old Carter, widely rated the world’s best number 10, has been rushed into the team after an indifferent run of tests from the All Blacks since June, losing once against France and twice against the Springboks.

He resumed playing for his province Canterbury at the start of this month after being sidelined since January with an Achilles tendon injury. Carter takes over from Stephen Donald, who has played erratically in the crucial flyhalf role.. — AFP.


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