All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made three changes to the run on XV that beat the Springboks at Ellis Park. The Wallabies have made four from the side that hammered the Pumas.
Cory Jane starts against Australia in the season’s final Bledisloe Cup match at right wing after just a game and a half for Wellington. Jane got injure in a Super Rugby pre-season game and had not played for eight months.
Hansen described Jane as a special player and said he was satisfied the player was fit enough to start for the All Blacks.
Ben Smith moves to outside centre in place of Conrad Smith, who starts a four month sabbatical.
Jeremy Thrush gets a first start at lock and Brodie Retallick, superb against the Pumas and Springboks, is among the substitutes.
Keven Mealamu, who missed out against the Boks, starts ahead of veteran Andrew Hore.
ALL BLACKS – Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Ben Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Jeremy Thrush, Charlie Faumuina, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Tom Taylor.
Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Subs: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Dave Dennis, 21 Nic White, 22 Mike Harris, 23 Bernard Foley.