Tom Taylor will make his Test debut at first-five eighth when the All Blacks take on the Wallabies for the second Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday. The starting XV, announced this morning, features two injury-enforced changes from the team that started last week's Bledisloe Cup Test, with lock Brodie Retallick moving from the bench to replace Luke Romano and Taylor slotting into the pivotal first five-eighth position for Aaron Cruden. The All Blacks will look to seal the Bledisloe Cup for the 11th successive season on Saturday in their clash against Australia. The All Blacks have held the Bledisloe Cup, the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy since 2003 and a victory at Wellington Regional Stadium would ensure it remains in New Zealand for another year before the third match in Dunedin on October 19.
All Blacks: Israel Dagg, Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea, Tom Taylor, Aaron Smith; Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (capt), Steven Luatua, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock.
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Jeremy Thrush, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Colin Slade, Charles Piutau.
- With Reuters