Event Details


Australia v All Blacks


10:00 PM


All Blacks team to play Australia named

The starting XV features just two changes to the side which beat South Africa 31-17 in Wellington ten days ago: Jimmy Cowan will start at halfback with Piri Weepu on the bench and Josevata Rokocoko, who missed selection in the last Test with a hamstring strain, returns to the left wing in what will be a significant milestone for the All Blacks winger – he will play in his 64th Test and move ahead of All Blacks greats John Kirwan and Jonah Lomu as the most capped All Blacks winger of all time.
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McCaw picking fast-paced clash

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is anticipating a fast-flowing Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday night.
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Cooper's ban stands

Quade Cooper has lost an appeal against a two-match suspension, ruling the Wallabies first five-eighth out of Bledisloe Cup Tests against the All Blacks in Melbourne and Christchurch.
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All Blacks happy with Melbourne's Etihad stadium

After finally getting to see Etihad Stadiums much maligned surface with their own eyes, the All Blacks are relaxed heading into tomorrow night's Bledisloe Cup rugby series here.
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All Blacks rampant in Melbourne

New Zealand all but wrapped up the Investec Tri Nations when beating Australia 49-28 in a fast-moving contest at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
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Maturing Mils ages well

All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina gets better with age the team coach Graham Henry said after Saturday's 49-28 Investec Tri Nations win over Australia in Melbourne.
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Cautious All Blacks aim to walk tall

When the All Blacks take on the Wallabies on Saturday they will probably be wearing "old school" studs for safety reasons.
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