PIC Steelers players Nepo Laulala and Dalton Papali’i have been named in the All Blacks starting line-up for their Rugby World Cup opener against France on Saturday morning NZT.
Veteran prop Laulala will earn his 50th cap when he takes to the field in front of 80,000 fans at Stade de France in Paris.
The 32-year-old debuted for the All Blacks back in 2015.
Papali’i has been named to start at blindside flanker, alongside skipper Sam Cane and number eight Ardie Savea for the opening game of the tournament.
It will be Papali’i’s 27th test match.
The game kicks off at 7.15am.
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