All Blacks: Young stars set to start

Israel Dagg looks likely to start against Australia on Saturday. Photo / Getty Images
Israel Dagg looks likely to start against Australia on Saturday. Photo / Getty Images

Graham Henry looks set to promote a couple of his young stars to the starting line up against the Wallabies in Sydney this weekend.

Prop Owen Franks and halfback Piri Weepu are obvious choices to join first-five Aaron Cruden in the run-on side.

However, fullback Israel Dagg and flanker Victor Vito also look likely to get a start.

Dagg has trained today on the left wing in replace of Joe Rokocoko while Vito was on the blindside of the All Blacks pack.

The team will be named on Thursday due to the late arrival of assistant coach Steve Hansen due to the Christchurch earthquake.

- NEWSTALK ZB

- Newstalk ZB

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