Dan Carter benched for Fiji clash

Carter benched for Fiji clash
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All Blacks' fly-half Dan Carter left on bench for Friday's Fiji test.

Star All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter will be left on the bench for Friday’s Tri-Nations warm-up match against Fiji.

Carter joins a number of rested key players including Jerome Kaino and Kieran Read.

The Canterbury and Crusaders kicker, 29, is replaced by utility-back Colin Slade, who wins his first All Blacks start at number 10.

The teams last met in 2005, when New Zealand overwhelmed Fiji with a score of 91-0.

New Zealand launch their Tri-Nations campaign against South Africa on 30th July.

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