The Bledisloe: Australian and New Zealand Teams Named

The teams for the second Bledisloe Cup test match have been named by the respective coaches and are as follows:

Australia:

Jesse Mogg, Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Christian Leali’ifano, James O’Connor, Matt Toomua, Will Genia, Ben Mowen, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy, James Horwill (c), Rob Simmons, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, James Slipper

Reserves: Saia Fainga’a, Scott Sio, Sekope Kepu, Kane Douglas, Liam Gill, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani

New Zealand:

Israel Dagg, Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Tom Taylor, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (captain), Steven Luatua, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock.

Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Colin Slade, Charles Piutau

Australia has only made one change with Scott Fardy coming in for the injured Hugh McMeniman. Kane Douglas takes Fardy’s spot on the bench.

New Zealand have their first three choices at fly half, Carter, Cruden and Barrett, all out injured so Tom Taylor comes in in that position and Colin Slade joins the bench. Brodie Retallick replaces the injured Luke Romano with Jeremy Thrush taking his place on the bench.

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