Fiji will face the All Blacks for the first time since 2011 when they take on Fiji under the Forsyth Barr Stadium roof in the second Steinlager Series Test 2021.
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Two Tests between Fiji (New Zealand) and Fiji (Fiji) will be the anchor of the 2021 Steinlager Series. This will be the first time the All Blacks will face back-to-back with Fiji.
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The UK’s second All Blacks test will take place at 8.05 AM. It will take place at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium. The All Blacks management expects a harder challenge than Tonga’s last weekend at Auckland.
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All Blacks v Fiji Saturday 10 July at 7.05 pm (NZT), Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin
First game: All Blacks, Fiji 13, 27 May 1987
Last match: All Blacks 60 vs. Fiji 14 (22 Jul 2011).
Referee: Paul Williams
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Halfback Aaron Smith will be captaining the All Blacks on this particular night in his 98th Test match. Smith will have a memorable night as he leads the All Blacks side on the home track of the Highlanders. Ian Foster, All Blacks Head Coach, said that Aaron is an exceptional player who has actual mana. He is also a natural leader. His preparation is unmatched. He, his wife Teagan, and his wider family will be proud of the achievements he made.
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Ethan de Groot, a 22-year old prop, is set to make his Test debut on the bench. Ethan de Groot, a Gore-born brace, was a massive success for the Highlanders in their 2021 campaign. His hometown will support him should he make it onto the field on Saturday. All Blacks assistant coach John Plumtree revealed that de Groot joked with him earlier this week and said that the entire Gore team would be there for the game. He would love to be selected.
All Blacks VS Fiji Live HAKA v CIBI
The All Blacks haka will be held before kick-off when Cibi from Fiji is in action. This is one of the most spectacular spectacles in international sport. Last week, Dane Coles led an All Blacks haka. It will be interesting to see if Coles or Aaron Smith leads the pre-match challenge at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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The All Blacks won eight of their last eight Tests in Dunedin. Their final loss was against France in June 2009 (27-22). They have never lost at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
All Blacks VS Fiji Live WORD FROM THE FIJIAN CAAMP
Vern Cotter, Fiji’s Head Coach, said that his team would not be fully fit after regular halfbacks Frank Lomani (Moses Sorovi) and the first five-eighths Teti Teti Tela couldn’t travel to New Zealand because of the closure of the Australian travel bubble. Tela, Lomani, and Sorovi are not available. Still, there are many familiar faces for New Zealand fans, with Nemani Naidolo wearing the 11 jerseys and Manasa Mateaele set to make his debut on the bench. Cotter stated that it was cold in Dunedin, but the sun is shining, and it’s dry. We will play Fijian rugby. We will play rugby that suits our abilities. We won’t play any other rugby. Instead, we will play our rugby.
Ian Foster, All Blacks Head Coach, discusses the 23 players who will face Fiji.
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All Blacks (caps shown in brackets).
1: George Bower (1) 3: Nepo Lulala (29), 4: Patrick Tuipulotu (37) 6: Brodie Retallick (81) 7: Shannon Frizell (13), 7: Ethan Blackadder (1) 9: Aaron Smith (97), captain 10: Beauden Barrett 89) 11: George Bridge (11) 13: David Havili (35) 13: Rieko Ioane (35) 15: Jordie Barrett (24)
Reserves: 16: Dane Coles (175) 17: Ethan de Groot (18) 18: Tyrel Lovell (7) 19: Samuel Whitelock (123) 21: Luke Jacobson (3) 22: Damian McKenzie (28) 23. Will Jordan (3)
Fiji: Update News
1.Peni Ravai 2. Samuel Matavesi Mesake Doge 4. Temo Mayanavanua 5. Leone Nakarawa 6. Johnny Dyer, 7. Mesalamine Kunavula, 8. Albert Tuisue 9. Simione Kuruvoli 10. Ben Volavola 11. Nemani Nadolo 12. Levani Botia, 13. Waisea Nayacalevu (captain), 14. Eroni Sau, 15. Kini Murimurivalu.
Reserves: 16. Peni Narisia 17. Haereiti Hatet 18. Leeroy Atalifo (19. Tevita Ratuva 20. Peceli Yato 21. Setareki Tuicuvu 22. Eneriko Buliruarua 23. Manasa Mataele.
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