Dan Careter has a thigh strain and is rested against Romania this Saturday. The fly-half, who sustained the injury in training, will be replaced by Luke McAlister, who comes off the bench to start the game in Toulouse. Doug Howlett moves onto the bench.
Adjusted All Blacks team V Romania
Backs: Evans, Rokocoko, Toeava, Mauger, Sivivatu, McAlister, Ellis.
Forwards: Tialata, Mealamu, Somerville, Thorne, Robinson, Collins (C), Masoe, Lauaki.
Replacements: Hore, Woodcock, Jack, McCaw, Leonard, Howlett, Smith.