Australia face New Zealand in the massive derby clash. Find out how you can watch a live stream of the game from Brisbane.
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
When: Saturday 18 September, 10.00 BST
Live Stream: NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass
The Wallabies and the All Blacks clashed twice in August, one ending in a 12-all draw, and one ending in a 51-20 thrashing of Australia. This means that the Bledisoe cup won’t be leaving Wellington this year, but both teams have plenty to play for.
Australia will be desperate to reclaim some pride on home soil after their thrashing in Auckland, while New Zealand will want to bounce back from a loss to South Africa earlier this month with a win.
In response to that loss, the All Black’s first for 27 Tests, Steve Hansen has switched up his first XV, with Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Wyatt Crockett and Dane Coles all coming in.
Australia have also changed things up after their shock loss to Argentina. Rob Simmons returns at lock ahead of James Horwill, and Christian Lealiifano will play in place of Matt Toomua, who is suffering from concussion, the suspended Kurtley Beale.
Australia coach Ewen McKenzie is cautiously optimistic that his side are in with a good chance against the All Blacks. “We can definitely improve (on the performance in the last game), we gifted them a bunch of tries there. We had a couple of tries under the yellow card, so we can definitely do better than that no question.”
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