Teams named for Junior All Blacks v Australia A

By David Hill

The Junior All Blacks have made seven changes to their line-up ahead of Sunday's clash with Australia A at Canberra Stadium.

Sosene Anesi, Luke McAlister, Nick Evans, Josh Blackie, Ross Kennedy, Corey Flynn and Carl Hoeft will start for the first time on the three-match tour of Australia.

"The changes we have made to the side that beat the Queensland Reds are part of the plan for the tour; to look at a number of options in terms of combinations," Junior All Blacks coach Ian Foster said.

Junior All Blacks:
Sosene Anesi, Joe Rokocoko, Ben Atiga/Casey Laulala, Luke McAlister, Caleb Ralph, Nick Evans, Steve Devine, Steven Bates (captain), Josh Blackie, Jerome Kaino, Ross Kennedy, Bernie Upton, John Afoa, Corey Flynn, Carl Hoeft.
Reserves: Andrew Hore, Clarke Dermody, Kevin O'Neill, Craig Newby, Piri Weepu, David Hill, Scott Hamilton.

Australia A:
Drew Mitchell, Peter Hewat, Junior Pelesasa, Lachlan MacKay, Ben Jacobs, Elton Flatley (captain), Matt Henjak, Scott Fava, David Croft, Adam Wallace-Harrison, Alex Kanaar, Alister Campbell, David Fitter, Adam Freier, Nic Henderson.
Reserves: Sean Hardman, Greg Holmes, Luke Doherty, Tamaiti Horua, Brett Sheehan, Shaun Berne, Julian Huxley.


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