New Zealand takes on South Africa in RWC semi-final on Saturday: 4pm kick off
Joe Moody to start in place of injured prop Wyatt Crockett
Nehe Milner-Skudder recovers from shoulder problem
Steven Hansen has made one change to his All Blacks starting XV for Saturday’s semi-final against South Africa with prop Joe Moody replacing the injured Wyatt Crockett.
Moody, who was called up the New Zealand squad following a tournament-ending injury to Tony Woodcock during the pool stage, replaces Crockett after the prop failed to recover from a groin injury he suffered during the 62-13 quarter-final victory over France.
Prop Ben Franks is forwarded to the replacements’ bench as cover.
Nehe Milner-Skudder, who has scored five tries at this year’s RWC, has recovered from a shoulder injury sustained last weekend to take his place on the wing.
New Zealand: Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read; Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith.
Replacements: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera