New Zealand receive Beauden Barrett boost for second Bledisloe Cup Test

Barrett Brothers The All Blacks star family

Hanigan has been named at blindside flanker to face the All Blacks as part of a back-row positional change to the Wallabies' line-up that drew last Sunday's thrilling Bledisloe Cup opener 16-16 in Wellington.

Dane Coles returns as hooker in the place of Codie Taylor, who is now among the replacements while Sam Whitelock is ruled out of the game as he developed concussion symptoms following the first game with Tupou Vaa'i taking his place.

His 36-Test brother Scott Barrett, who has been sidelined for three months by a foot injury, will come off the bench in the second half, while experienced centre Anton Lienert-Brown starts in place of Rieko Ioane, who fluffed a certain try last week when he failed to ground the ball properly. In addition, prop Alex Hodgman is in line to make his Test debut following his selection in the match 23.

Hodgman is one of several changes in the matchday 23 forwards, with hooker Dane Coles starting and Codie Taylor on the bench.

Pressure is also building on All Blacks coach Ian Foster and it's said his side needs to make a statement in this game after legendary All Blacks mentor Graham Henry suggested New Zealand may have signed the wrong Kiwi coach.

More than 46,000 fans were present to watch New Zealand defeat Australia

But whenever Australia has started a Bledisloe series well in recent years they have generally been thrashed the following week, and Foster warned they can again expect a vast improvement from the All Blacks. It's the last test at home for us so there will also be massive excitement amongst our fans.

"Ned has been really impressive and has trained superbly in the four weeks that we've been together", Rennie said. "What we'll all expect is the All Blacks to come out fast and furious and smash the Wallabies like they did past year".

New Australia coach Dave Rennie is well aware the All Blacks rarely play badly in successive matches and that previous year the Wallabies were thumped 36-0 at Eden Park a week after posting a record 47-26 victory over the All Blacks in Perth.

Australia hasn't won a clash in New Zealand since 2001 and will have to do its best to negate the impact of Beauden Barrett who returns for the All Blacks.

The All Blacks' performance mirrored the World Cup semifinal in Yokohama a year ago when they were thoroughly outplayed by a harder and tougher England pack.

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