All Blacks: Charlie Faumuina on 'George of the Jungle' Moala

Blues teammate Charlie Faumuina has given Wales a warning that they will find George Moala hard to stop in the third test against the All Black in Dunedin tomorrow night.

Faumuina said Moala is one of the best benchpressers of the backs members in the All Blacks squad.

"It's probably the reason he's George of the Jungle in the gym. He's pretty strong and not someone you'd want to be marking when he runs straight at you," the starting prop said.

"I'm looking forward to the battle he has with the Welsh boys and I'm sure he'll get us some go forward."

Faumuina said he was confident Moala will make the most of his chance.

"He came in as injury cover and he has an opportunity and I'm sure he'll take it with both hands and do well on Saturday night.

Moala, whose only other test appearance came in Apia last year, said he prefers to be playing in the midfield as he goes into the test with a unfamiliar player inside him in Ryan Crotty.

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The two have been training together this week and Moala is confident they'll make be right come Saturday night.

"I was quite surprised when the coaches told me I was playing but I'm, just really grateful for the opportunity and really looking forward to it.

"The last couple of years I've been playing wing and I don't like that as much. I've been playing centre and I feel like that's the position I want to play.

"We haven't had that much time to really connect but the last couple of days Ryan has really been helping me out."

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- NZ Herald

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