Australia and New Zealand meet again on the pitch, this time it will be at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the second date of the Three nations. Match that can be seen live this Saturday from 5.30 on ESPN 2 and ESPN Play.
After Saturday’s record-breaking victory in Sydney this past weekend, Ian Foster prioritized the need to keep the players cool while giving the rest of the players minutes to foster internal competition within the team.
There will be only one debutant from the start with the black jersey: Akira Ioane, while Will Jordan, Asafo Aumua and Cullen Grace will wait to enter from the substitute bench.
On the other hand, it will be a special match for Sam whitelock, who will complete his 100th test as a starter in New Zealand in his 120th game, becoming the fifth player to reach this mark with the All Blacks.
Among the backs, the inclusion of TJ Perenara who will start as a scrum half, while Beauden Barrett will be opening And his brother Jordie from fullback.
New Zealand: 1. Karl Tu’inukuafe, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi; 4. Scott Barrett, 5. Samuel Whitelock; 6. Akira Ioane, 7. Sam Cane (captain), 8. Ardie Savea; 9. TJ Perenara, 10. Beauden Barrett; 11. Rieko Ioane, 12. Ngani Laumape, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Sevu Reece; 15. Jordie Barrett.
Substitutes: 16. Asafo Aumua, 17. Alex Hodgman, 18. Tyrel Lomax, 19. Patrick Tuipulotu, 20. Cullen Grace, 21. Brad Weber, 22. Damian McKenzie and 23. Will Jordan.