Rugby-All Blacks Savea, Lienert-Brown return for Fiji clash

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(Reuters) - All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea and centre Anton Lienert-Brown have been rushed into the starting side for the second test against Fiji in Hamilton on Sunday after recovering from injuries.

Savea will start at openside flanker, with Lienert-Brown pairing with inside centre David Havili for the match at Waikato Stadium.

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga has been given the number 10 shirt, with Beauden Barrett to start on the bench.

Lock Sam Whitelock returns to captain the side, starting alongside Scott Barrett in the second row, with Brodie Retallick dropping to the bench.

The All Blacks beat Fiji 57-23 in the first match in Dunedin last Saturday.

15-Damien McKenzie, 14-Will Jordan, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-David Havili, 11-Sevu Reece, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Luke Jacobson, 7-Ardie Savea, 6-Akira Ioane, 5-Sam Whitelock (capt), 4-Scott Barrett, 3-Nepo Laulala, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-George Bower

Reserves: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Ethan de Groot, 18-Angus Ta’avao, 19-Brodie Retallick, 20-Shannon Frizell, 21-Brad Weber, 22-Beauden Barrett, 23-Rieko Ioane

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; editing by Richard Pullin)

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