British and Irish Lions: New Zealand make two changes for second Test

Ben Smith (left) and Ryan Crotty (right)
Ben Smith (left) and Ryan Crotty (right) will both miss the second Test due to injury
Second Test: New Zealand v British and Irish Lions
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date: Saturday, 1 July Kick-off: 08:35 BST
Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app

New Zealand have made two changes for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions in Wellington on Saturday.

Waisake Naholo comes in on the wing and Anton Lienert-Brown at outside centre.

They replace the injured pair of Ben Smith (concussion) and Ryan Crotty (hamstring).

Ngani Laumape has also been added to the All Black's bench after the 24-year-old back impressed playing for Hurricanes in the draw with the Lions on Tuesday.

The All Blacks can seal the series following their 30-15 win in the first Test in Auckland.

New Zealand's head coach Steve Hansen said the loss of Smith and Crotty creates an opportunity for others.

"Whilst we were happy with the win last weekend, we know that it was just a start, in what is a three-Test Series. That means the job is far from done," he said.

"We're aware the British and Irish Lions have their backs to the wall and will chuck everything at us to keep themselves alive in the series.

"They are a quality side who we respect immensely. In reality, last week's Test could've gone either way had they taken more of their chances."

The Lions will be looking to bounce back after losing the first Test.

Coach Warren Gatland has named Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell together for the first time, while injured pair Robbie Henshaw and George North are returning home.

New Zealand squad for the second Test

Team: I Dagg; W Naholo, A Lienert-Brown, SB Williams, R Ioane; B Barrett, A Smith; J Moody, C Taylor, O Franks, B Retallick, S Whitelock, J Kaino, S Cane, K Read (capt).

Replacements: N Harris, W Crockett, C Faumuina, S Barrett, A Savea, TJ Perenara, A Cruden, N Laumape.

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