All Blacks down one Barrett
The Barrett brothers are New Zealand's most talented sporting family.
Jordie Barrett will line up on the wing for the All Blacks but his brother – superstar playmaker Beauden – won't take to the field in Wellington.
He has a small achilles complaint and has been replaced by Damian McKenzie.
ScoMo behind the Wallabies all the way
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a proud Cronulla Sharks supporter. That's not news to anyone.
But you probably don't know that he's – albeit rather quietly – a massive Wallabies fan.
Here's what the man in charge of the country told new coach Dave Rennie ahead of his first game in charge.
Wallabies' begin quest to end 18 year drought
It's been 18 long years since the Wallabies held the Bledisloe Cup aloft.
With each passing year comes fresh hope the drought may finally be broken and this year is no different.
Harry Wilson will start for the Wallabies in his first Test this afternoon.Credit:Rugby Australia/Andrew Phan
A new group of players – including as many as four potential debutants this afternoon – and a new coach in Dave Rennie might be the tonic for Australian rugby.
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan certainly thinks so.
The Bledisloe Cup is back
Hello and welcome to the Herald's live blog of the first Bledisloe Cup Test.
Sam Phillips here in the hot seat with you.
Keep it tuned to this page for instant updates, highlights, reaction and everything in between.
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