Following last weekend’s thrilling draw at 16 in Wellington, this Saturday from 11:50 p.m., in a game that can be enjoyed live on ESPN and ESPN Play, All Blacks and Wallabies will meet again on the court for the second date of the Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park in Auckland.
With the great news that Beauden Barrett (recovered from an injury to his Achilles tendon) will be from the start as a fullback, the head coach of the New Zealand team, Ian Foster, confirmed the 23 players who will face this commitment.
Speaking of the Barretts, it will be a special day for them, as Jordie will be back on the wing, while Scott will be on the substitutes’ bench, as second row.
As for the youngest, the second line Tupou Vaa’i and the wing Caleb Clarke will wear the All Blacks jersey for the first time since the start (last Saturday they entered from the bench), while the pillar Alex Hodgman he could make his official debut in the senior national team, if he has minutes.
In Wellington, for the first game of the Bledisloe Cup, the All Blacks and the Wallabies did not draw differences despite both having chances in the final.
It will be a match that, in addition, will have a special seasoning: NZ Rugby reported that it already has 40,000 tickets sold out of the 47,000 it put on sale. After returning to phase 1 due to Covid-19 in Auckland, the crowds will return to Eden Park for this match.
All Blacks: 1. Joe Moody, 2. Dane Coles, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi, 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 5. Tupou Vaa’i, 6. Shannon Frizell, 7. Sam Cane (c), 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.
Substitutes: 16. Codie Taylor, 17. Alex Hodgman, 18. Nepo Laulala, 19. Scott Barrett, 20. Hoskins Sotutu, 21. TJ Perenara, 22. Rieko Ioane, 23. Damian McKenzie.