Live: All Blacks vs Australia in Bledisloe IV from Brisbane

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After sealing the Bledisloe Cup for an 18th consecutive year with their biggest-ever win over Australia last weekend, the All Blacks now meet a wounded Wallabies in Brisbane in what is a dead-rubber Bledisloe, but also round two of the Tri-Nations.

Kickoff: 9.45pm (NZ time)

Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

NZ TAB odds (as of Friday PM): All Blacks $1.10, Wallabies $6.10

Weather forecast (as of Friday PM): Partly cloudy. Light winds. High of 27C, low of 16C.

All Blacks: Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Ofa Tuungafasi, Codie Taylor, Karl Tu’inukuafe. Reserves: Asafo Aumua, Alex Hodgman, Tyrel Lomax, Tupou Vaa’i, Cullen Grace, Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie, Will Jordan.

Wallabies: Tom Banks, Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Nic White; Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper (c), Lachie Swinton, Matt Philip, Rob Simmons, Allan Alaalatoa, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper. Reserves: Folau Fainga’a, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Ned Hanigan, Liam Wright, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Filipo Daugunu.

The big storylines:

‘I nearly gave up rugby’ – Akira Ioane takes the tough road to his All Blacks test debut

Ian Foster’s message to his men on a mission – ‘Just do your job’

Ponga free to pursue All Blacks World Cup dream

Dave Rennie keeping everyone guessing

No job is safe, warns AB coach Ian Foster

Noah Lolesio dropped after Sydney horrors, Reece Hodge at 10 for Wallabies

All Blacks make big changes for Bledisloe Cup finale

Recap: All Blacks name Beauden at 10, Jordie at fullback v Australia

Dave Rennie’s father-in-law, a much admired sporting figure, dies in Wellington

Wallabies scrum guru sticks his neck out

Brisbane history has All Blacks on edge

Sanzaar locks in The Rugby Championship until 2030 amid Covid uncertainty

Foster’s five big calls that have turned the All Blacks from chumps to champs

From outcast to centurion, James Slipper reflects on 100 Wallabies tests

Richie Mou’nga and Beaudie Barrett teach Aussies the art of kicking in the rain

Ardie Savea not happy with TMO dithering in Bledisloe Cup test

AB set to bring in new faces for Brisbane test

‘Scratchy’ Scott Barrett challenges himself to raise his game

Bledisloe parked, All Blacks return to square one with new hunger

Hodge poised for start, Rennie considers Wallabies changes

Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane hint at ABs future in No 15, 14

Why All Black Dane Coles was robbed of a try in Sydney

O’Connor set to return for Wallabies

Prediction (Aaron Goile): Well, following last weekend’s staggering demolition, who on earth would know what will get thrown up this Saturday night? I’ll go out on a real limb and predict the Wallabies won’t be that bad again. The All Blacks, meanwhile, might also subconsciously not be quite as hyped for this one, with the Bledisloe now safely stored away. The Aussies may be thankful All Blacks coach Ian Foster has decided to rest their chief tormenters from the past two games – Caleb Clarke and Richie Mo’unga – though there will be several others in black keen to make a point, and the hosts will still be hindered by the absence of James O’Connor. Brisbane has been a tough hunting ground for New Zealand in recent years, though, having won just one of their past four tests at Suncorp Stadium dating back to 2011 – a one-point victory at that. All Blacks by 14

How to follow: Stuff’s live blog will kick off at 9pm

The All Blacks were able to celebrate wrapping up the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney last Saturday.

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The All Blacks were able to celebrate wrapping up the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney last Saturday.



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