Topic: Rugby

Ben Smith to replace Dagg leading into 2nd test

By Tamati Tiananga
  • South Island

All Black fullback Israel Dagg will miss this weekend's second test against England due to injury.

Dagg took limited part in training earlier this week due to thigh and knee issues, he has been deemed not fit enough to play, meaning Ben Smith gets a rare opportunity to start at fullback in Saturday night's test in Dunedin.