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New Zealand’s Barrett Brothers To Make History Against Canada

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Beauden, Scott and Jordie Barrett will make history on Wednesday when they become the first trio of brothers to start a Rugby World Cup game for New Zealand. 

It will mark just the second occasion that a trio of brothers has started in a World Cup game after Tonga’s Fe’ao, Elisi and Manu Vunipola played together against Scotland in 1995.

Star player Beauden Barrett and brother Scott retain their places following New Zealand’s opening day win over South Africa with Jordie set to come in on the wing as one of Steve Hansen’s 11 changes.

Among the high-profile stars coming into the All Blacks starting XV include Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane and TJ Perenara.

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“Our aim is to win the next two pool matches against Canada and Namibia, as well as continuing to grow our game and manage the workload across the group,” said Steve Hansen.

“With two games four days apart, it’s obvious that we need to use our whole squad.

“While there’s a huge amount of energy and excitement among the whole team about what lies ahead, this week there has been a real focus on ourselves and our own standards.”

New Zealand: Beauden Barrett; Jordie Barrett, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Richie Mo’unga, TJ Perenara; Atu Moli, Liam Coltman, Angus Ta’avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Scott Barrett, Shane Frizell, Matt Todd, Kieran Read (c).

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