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Bledisloe Cup – All Blacks v Australia


Must be said, the fact that the Aussies turned up in the first Bledisloe Cup test last week makes this second test a much anticipated clash.

For years the All Blacks have dominated the Bledisloe Cup and it is good for rugby that nobody knows how this one will play out.

Eden Park has not been a happy hunting ground for the Aussies and after last weeks draw the All Blacks will also want to get ahead with this one before leaving for Australia for the remaining tests.

The breakdown seems to be one of the aspects the Aussies has decided to concentrate on for this week test. The have decided to bring back Hanigan in place of Samu on the blindside to add a bit more.

We know that New Zealand score most of their points from turnover possession so we are looking so much forward to see how this play out.

With Hanigan on teh blidside see Wilson moving to No8 for this test match.

Another place where the Aussies also struggled somewhat at the lineouts and Rennie has decided to counter that this week in bringing in Brandon Paenga-Amosa for Folau Fainga’a.

The All Blacks has made changes to their team as well with Dan Coles coming in for Codie Taylor at hooker and we see the return of Anton Lienert-Brown in the midfield.

Rieko Ioane has moved to the bench and will make his impact later in the game.

Beauden Barrett has also returned to the All Blacks starting XV and he will start with the number fifteen number on his back. Jodie Barrett will remain on the wing with Caleb Clarke on the other side.
This will be one test match you do not want to miss, so tune in on SuperSport Sunday morning at 04:50

Teams:All Blacks: 1.Joe Moody, 2.Dane Coles, 3.Ofa Tuungafasi, 4.Patrick Tuipulotu, 5.Tupou Vaa’i, 6.Shannon Frizell, 7.Sam Cane (captain), 8.Ardie Savea, 9.Aaron Smith, 10.Richie Mo’unga, 11.Caleb Clarke, 12.Jack Goodhue, 13.Anton Lienert-Brown, 14.Jordie Barrett, 15.Beauden Barrett.

Replacements: 16.Codie Taylor, 17.Alex Hodgman, 18.Nepo Laulala, 19.Scott Barrett, 20.Hoskins Sotutu, 21.TJ Perenara, 22.Rieko Ioane, 23.Damian McKenzie.

Wallabies: 1.James Clipper, 2.Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3.Taniela Tupou, 4.Lukhan  Salakaia-Loto, 5.Matt Philip, 6.Ned Hanigan, 7.Michael Hooper (captain), 8.Harry Wilson, 9.Nic White, 10.James O’Connor, 11.Marika Koroibete, 12.Matt To’omua, 13.Hunter Paisami, 14.Filipo Daugunu, 15.Tom Banks.

Replacements: 16.Jordan Uelese, 17.Scott Sio, 18.Allan Alaalatoa, 19.Rob Simmons, 20.Liam Wright, 21.Jake Gordon, 22.Jordan Petaia, 23. Reece Hodge.

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