Just in the preview of the duel this Saturday for the Bledisloe Cup, it was confirmed that Beauden Barrett is out for the All Blacks due to a discomfort in his achilles tendon. In this way, the New Zealand team will not be able to count on who is one of its great figures, before the Wallabies.
The place of the player who was going to act as fullback will be occupied Damian McKenzie, who went from not being called up to being part of the starting team: he will do it with the 15 on his back.
For the party that It will be played at 23:50 (Argentine time) and that can be seen live through ESPN and ESPN Play, the head coach Ian foster will put three players on the substitute bench who could make their official debut in the All Backs jersey: the second row Tupou Vaa’i, the third line Hoskins Sotutu and the wing Caleb Clarke.
Among the most experienced players, also stand out Sam whitelock (117 test matches) and Sam Cane (68), who will also be the team captain.