Australia will probably be out for revenge as they journey to Dunedin to tackle New Zealand within the second of two Bledisloe Cup conferences.
The All Blacks secured a 3rd successive Rugby Championship crown by beating their trans-Tasman rivals in Melbourne final weekend.
That victory additionally implies that New Zealand’s stranglehold on the Bledisloe Cup, which started in 2003, will proceed for one more yr.
But a much-changed facet named by Ian Foster will elevate the Wallabies’ hopes of an away win as Eddie Jones tries to construct momentum with little greater than a month to go till the Rugby World Cup begins in France.
Here’s the whole lot you’ll want to know.
When is New Zealand vs Australia?
The second Bledisloe Cup conflict is because of kick-off at 3.35am BST on Saturday 5 August at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
How can I watch it?
Viewers within the United Kingdom can watch the sport dwell on Sky Sports Action, with protection on the channel from 3.25am BST. Subscribers can stream the sport by way of the Sky Go app.
Having secured one other Rugby Championship crown, Ian Foster elects for a little bit of experimentation as he tries to determine on his last 33-man squad for the World Cup. Flanker Samipeni Finau and wing Shaun Stevenson make debuts, with Dallas McLeod additionally more likely to earn a primary cap within the again three from the bench. Finlay Christie and Damian McKenzie will management affairs in a brand new half-back partnership, whereas tighthead prop Fletcher Newell is match once more after toe surgical procedure and can press his case for a spot within the travelling occasion that may head to France in September. Foster names his 33 on Monday
Australia, in the meantime, have a brand new captain, with scrum-half Tate McDermott taking up from Allan Alaalatoa after the prop suffered a severe Achilles damage final weekend. With Taniela Tupou additionally coping with a rib subject, Pone Fa’amausili will get a primary begin at tighthead, whereas Richie Arnold and Fraser McReight additionally come into the beginning Wallabies pack as Tom Hooper shifts to the blindside. Eddie Jones’s backline is unchanged.
New Zealand XV: Tamaiti Williams, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Nepo Laulala; Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock; Samipeni Finau, Sam Cane (capt.), Ardie Savea; Finlay Christie, Damian McKenzie; Leicester Fainga’anuku, Anton Lienert-Brown, Braydon Ennor, Shaun Stevenson; Will Jordan.
Replacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Fletcher Newell, Tupou Vaa’i, Luke Jacobson; Aaron Smith, Richie Mo’unga, Dallas McLeod.
Australia XV: Angus Bell, Dave Porecki, Pone Fa’amausili; Nick Frost, Richie Arnold; Tom Hooper, Fraser McReight, Rob Valetini; Tate McDermott (capt.), Carter Gordon; Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Jordan Petaia, Mark Nawaqanitawase; Andrew Kellaway.
Replacements: Jordan Uelese, James Slipper, Zane Nonggorr, Will Skelton, Rob Leota; Nic White, Quade Cooper, Izaia Perese.
New Zealand win 1/16
Australia win 12/1
This appears like an actual alternative for Australia, with New Zealand attempting out numerous untested combos – however the All Blacks have begun to once more develop actual depth and may simply nick it at house. New Zealand by 5 factors