New Zealand receive Beauden Barrett boost for second Bledisloe Cup Test

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New Zealand receive Beauden Barrett boost for second Bledisloe Cup Test

Vaai and Clarke, who made their debuts last week as replacements, are making their first Test start in their second outing.

Among other things, Rieko Ioane was sacked from the start, with Anton Lienert-Brown named in the centers and Caleb Clarke replacing the injured winger George Bridge.

Harry Wilson, who played for the Blindside Flanker in Wellington, moves to eighth place, and Pete Samu is eliminated from game day because of the Eden Park clash.

Wright's inclusion on the reserves bench comes at the expense of Rob Valetini.

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Hooker Folau Fainga'a, who struggled at lineout time and almost gifted the All Blacks a try with a sloppy pass, makes way for Brandon Paenga-Amosa, and the size of the pack has been bolstered by Ned Hanigan replacing Pete Samu in the loose forwards.

Prop Nepo Laulala returns via the bench alongside Hodgman.

The changes seem to go little way toward remedying the weaknesses apparent in the All Blacks' game in Wellington.

There are no changes to a backline that impressed in Wellington, but centre Jordan Petaia has been named on the bench after recovering from a hip flexor injury, replacing uncapped fly-half Noah Lolesio.

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All Blacks first five Richie Mo'unga copped a couple of borderline late hits during the Bledisloe opener in Wellington.

The "hurting" All Blacks will look to restore pride against Australia at their Eden Park fortress on Sunday after last week's 16-16 draw further dimmed their aura of invincibility in coach Ian Foster's first game in charge.

"It was our first test together last weekend and while there were some aspects of our game that we were pretty excited about, especially around our set piece, we didn't get the performance that we wanted", Foster said.

"The Bledisloe series is back to square one and starts again this weekend, which is exciting".

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The second Bledisloe Cup test is nearly upon us and - after last week's drawn opener - there's plenty to play for and plenty of pressure on the All Blacks to maintain their colossal Eden Park record.

New Zealand have held the Bledisloe Cup for the past 18 years and after the drawn Test last weekend, Australia will need to win two of the remaining three matches to win it back.

Hanigan has not played a Test since 2018 but Rennie said the 25-year-old deserved an worldwide recall based on his training performances.

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