Hames gets first start for All Blacks

first_imgHames comes in for the injured Joe Moody…. it will be his third Test.It’s an inexperienced propping duo starting with Nepo Laulala having played just six Tests.In other changes, lock Sam Whitelock, loosies Liam Squire and Sam Cane, halfback Aaron Smith, wing Rieko Ioane and centre Ryan Crotty return to the starting lineup.All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “Our big focus this week has been about continual improvement, growing ourselves as a team, growing our game and how we want to play it, and how we want to play against different opposition.Sunday to Friday gives us the opportunity to look at ourselves individually and collectively and get better as a team. We need the games we are getting at the moment, we’ve had a bit of adversity, and that will only make us better.”Hansen said South Africa would be a dangerous beast this weekend.”They scrummage well, they attack well with the ball and their defence is getting better. So that’s basically the game. We know they’re a tough opponent – they’re always a tough opponent. There’s a long-standing history and rivalry between our two teams. We enjoy playing them, they play hard and it’s always competitive. But afterwards they’re always keen to catch up for a chat and a beer.”The All Blacks 23 (with Test caps in brackets) is:1. Kane Hames (2)2. Dane Coles (51)3. Nepo Laulala (6)4. Brodie Retallick (67)5. Samuel Whitelock (90)6. Liam Squire (11)7. Sam Cane (47)8. Kieran Read (103) – Captain9. Aaron Smith (64)10. Beauden Barrett (56)11. Rieko Ioane (6)12. Sonny Bill Williams (39)13. Ryan Crotty (29)14. Nehe Milner-Skudder (9)15. Damian McKenzie (4)16. Codie Taylor (22)17. Wyatt Crockett (64)18. Ofa Tu’ungafasi (7)19. Scott Barrett (10)20. Ardie Savea (19)21. TJ Perenara (36)22. Lima Sopoaga (10)23. Anton Lienert-Brown (16)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE CLUB NOTES

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBa iad 3, 9, 21 agus 24 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €3,800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Mary Gallagher Diamond, Dungloe, Peter McGee Meenderryhirk, Joan Sweeney Marameelan, Kathleen Brady Arranmore Island agus Darragh McShea Loughsalt.Bhain John Boyle (Thatch) as Burtonport, Carol McShea as Loughsalt, Noreen Coll as Annagry agus Brid O’Donnell as Quay Road €100. ag an bhingo. A fun day in the RCS gym starting at 10am is also scheduled for the 24th of November 2012 in aid of John Boyle’s cerebral palsy treatment fund. Finally the minor board presentation will take place on the 27th of December 2012 in the parochial hall at 8pm. GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dungloe Club noteslast_img read more