As it happened: All Blacks v Italy

The All Blacks look to bounce back from last weekend's shock defeat to Ireland when they take on Italy in Rome.

Sam Cane will have his second taste of the captaincy in a side that has an average age of 25 and an average of 22 caps. As a contrast, the All Blacks team that took the field in the last World Cup final had an average age of 29 and an average of 65 caps per player.

There are two new caps are on the bench - Rieko Ioane and Liam Coltman - and there are second appearances for Scott Barrett at lock and Damian McKenzie at fullback.

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