Can the All Blacks continue their domination or will the Wallabies fight back?
Where: Dunedin, New Zealand
When: 07.30 (BST)
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The All Blacks go into their clash with the Wallabies in Dunedin on Saturday as overwhelming favourites despite losing influential captain Richie McCaw and enterprising wing Cory Jane on the eve of the Test.
The double injury blow forced a late reshuffle for the reigning world champions, including the promotion of utility back Charles Piutau to the starting side for the first time.
But the odds remain heavily in the All Blacks favour after they disposed of the Wallabies twice already this year — winning 47-29 in Sydney and then 27-16 in Wellington as they sailed through the Rugby Championship unbeaten.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has challenged his players to reproduce the sparkling form they showed in their demolition of Argentina when they take on the world champion All Blacks on Saturday.
“It was pleasing to see us take a step in the right direction against Argentina, but the test for us now is to produce that form week-in and week-out,” he said in Queenstown, where the Wallabies have been preparing.
“At this level you need to back up, play consistently and find solutions to win every game, which has been a large focus for us heading into this match.”
The Test will see Will Genia become only the third Wallaby scrumhalf to reach the 50-game milestone behind George Gregan and Nick Farr-Jones.
At the other end of the career spectrum, winger Peter Betham will make his debut in one of four changes to the team that started against Argentina after midweek injuries to fellow outside backs Joe Tomane and Chris Feauai-Sautia.
ACT Brumbies playmaker Matt Toomua replaces injured teammate Christian Lealiifano in the number 12 jersey.
An eye injury to Scott Fardy has forced a reshuffle among the loose forwards, with Ben McCalman earning a start in the back row and Ben Mowen moving to the blindside flank.
There is nothing but pride at stake in the match which falls outside the Rugby Championship — already won by the All Blacks — and the All Blacks cannot lose the Bledisloe Cup having beaten Australia in two of their three Tests this year.
After beating South Africa 38-27 in Johannesburg to clinch the Rugby Championship two weeks ago, the All Blacks have eased up on their usual hard-nosed approach to Test matches.
They did not assemble in Dunedin until Tuesday, limiting their training time despite bedding in new combinations, but coach Steve Hansen said that did not mean disrespect for the Wallabies.