Breaching All Black team protocol
has ousted one Maori player, while handing another his first Test start since last
year’s Rugby World Cup final. Aaron Smith broke team rules
relating to post-Test recovery, and has been benched,
leaving the way clear for Piri Weepu in the All
Black-Springboks match in Dunedin. It’s an opportunity Weepu says
he intends to make the most of. The All Blacks trained
in Dunedin this afternoon. The Springboks arrive later today.