Barrett and Fifita to make All Black debuts

first_imgThe Hurricanes pair have been named in the reserves.Fullback Ben Smith will captain the side for the first time as regular skipper Kieran Read is still recovering from injury.The match will be a milestone for first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, who will run out in his 50th test, while midfielder Sonny Bill Williams returns in his first game since the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham.”It’s also going to be a big night for Jordie and Vaea as they’re both likely to play a part on the night. They’ve both been in great form and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do at this level,” said coach Steve Hansen.”Samoa is about to kick off the qualifying stage of their Rugby World Cup campaign, so this will make them even more dangerous.”The Samoans are always a challenge and will play with a high level of physicality and skill. At the very minimum, we will need to match that,” he said.”This first week has been about bringing together the players from the five different Super clubs and reintroducing them to the All Blacks way. We’ve had a good week and are really looking forward to this match,” said Hansen.The All Blacks-Samoa match kicks off at 8pm on Friday, while Tonga play Wales at 5.30pm.The match day 23 (Test caps in brackets. * denotes new cap):Joe Moody (24), Codie Taylor (15), Owen Franks (90), Brodie Retallick (60), Samuel Whitelock (84), Jerome Kaino (77), Sam Cane (40), Ardie Savea (12), Aaron Smith (58), Beauden Barrett (49), Julian Savea (52), Sonny Bill Williams (33), Anton Lienert-Brown (9), Israel Dagg (61), Ben Smith – captain (60),Reserves: Nathan Harris (4), Wyatt Crockett (58), Charlie Faumuina (46), Scott Barrett (4), Vaea Fifita*, T J Perenara (29), Lima Sopoaga (6), Jordie Barrett *last_img read more


first_imgTwo more motorists have had a lucky escape after their cars were caught by rising tides  on the beach at Rossnowlagh.The incident occurred yesterday evening, and comes just 24 hours after a Toyota was swept away out to sea on the same beach.Rossnowlagh is one of the most popular beaches in Donegal and attracts huge crowds throughout the year. The Mondeo car this mroning.However, the tide comes in exceptionally quick in Rossnowlagh which catches out unsuspecting beach goers.There has been an on-going problem at the beach, particularly during the summer, with many beach goers parking their cars on the beach.Its led to traffic jams on the beach due to the volume of cars on it, with people trying to get off the beach as quick as possible as the tides swarms in on them.This latest incident again reiterated the dangers of parking your car on the beach at Rossnowlagh, thankfully though these two cars were saved this time round unlike the unfortunate Toyota.    FEARS FOR DRIVERS’ SAFETY AFTER ANOTHER TWO CARS CAUGHT BY RISING TIDES was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beachdonegalRossnowlaghtideslast_img read more