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New Zealand team for Game V
Brian McClennan has named his side for the must-win Tri-Nations match in Wellington on Saturday against Great Britain.
Shontayne Hape returns from injury, replacing Tame Tupou on the wing, as does Steve Matai in the centres, pushing Nigel Vagana to five-eighth.
There?s been a bit of a reshuffle in the backrow with David Fa?alogo starting at lock and Simon Mannering moving to the second row to partner David Kidwell.
Dene Halatau has replaced the ineligible Nathan Fien at hooker, with Frank Pritchard moving to the bench. Adam Blair wins a recall to the team with Jason Cayless and Jerome Ropati dropped altogether.
New Zealand: Brent Webb, Shontayne Hape, Iosia Soliola, Steve Matai, Manu Vatuvei, Nigel Vagana, Stacey Jones, David Fa'alogo, Simon Mannering, David Kidwell, Roy Asotasi, Dene Halatau, Ruben Wiki (c) Interchange: Motu Tony, Nathan Cayless, Adam Blair, Frank Pritchard