Rugby: Nine changes for NZ under-20 team

New Zealand under-20 rugby coach Dave Rennie has made nine changes to his starting 15 for the junior world championship match against Samoa in Argentina tomorrow.

The New Zealanders opened their account in the tournament by beating Fiji 44-11 last week.

Their final pool match is against Wales on Monday (NZT).

New Zealand team to play Samoa: Jason Woodward (Wellington), Julian Savea (Wellington), Star Timu (Hawke's Bay), Tyrone Ngaluafe (Auckland), Telusa Veainu (Canterbury), Tyler Bleyendaal (Canterbury), Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Waikato), Rory Grice (Waikato), Luke Whitelock (Canterbury), Ronald Raaymakers (Counties-Manukau), Tom Franklin (Otago), Blade Thomson (Taranaki), Angus Taavao-Matau (Auckland), Paul Ngauamo (Canterbury), Willie Ioane (Manawatu).

Reserves: Liam Coltman (Otago), Sam Prattley (Tasman), Richard Haddon (North Harbour), Sean Polwart (Auckland), Kayne Hammington (Wellington), Hayden Parker (Otago), Charlie Ngatai (Wellington).