Goodhue back, McKenzie starts again for ABs

Rugby

Jack Goodhue will join Sonny Bill Williams in the All Blacks midfield after he was named at outside centre for the Test with England at Twickenham.

Goodhue replaces Crusaders teammate Ryan Crotty in the No.13 jersey from the third Bledisloe Test a fortnight ago, with Ngani Laumape and Matt Proctor having formed a centre pairing in the second-string line-up used against Japan.

The other backline change from the side that made it a clean sweep of the Wallabies in 2018 comes at halfback where Aaron Smith reclaims the No. 9 jersey from TJ Perenara.

That means Damian McKenzie will again start at fullback with Ben Smith remaining on the right wing.

Up front, Joe Moody’s injury means Karl Tu’inukuafe starts at looshead prop.

New Zealand team to face England: Damian McKenzie, Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (captain), Ardie Savea, Liam Squire, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Replacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty.

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