All Blacks vs Wallabies: Wallaby rookie Jordan Uelese insists he is ready to take on All Blacks if required

Get Now- All Blacks vs Wallabies Live Stream Online Free HD TV Rugby Bledisloe Cup 2017 Live Streaming. Watch New Zealand vs Australia-Rugby Championship. Wallabies v All Blacks –  All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said: “Firstly, we congratulate all players selected for the Investec Rugby Championship, particularly Nepo and Nehe, who we welcome back.

Conversely, we commiserate with those who have missed out, particularly Julian Savea and the unlucky Matt Todd, both of whom have made great contributions to the All Blacks jersey and will do so again in the future, I’m sure.”

Damian McKenzie has been named as a replacement for All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith, who will take an extended break from the game following the first two Bledisloe Cup matches.

The All Blacks will play their first test of the championship against the Wallabies in Sydney a week on Saturday, returning to play them in Dunedin a week later.

“For us, it’s case of re-establishing ourselves and building on our good work from last year and during the recent DHL New Zealand Lions series,” Hansen said. “There were some clear things learnt in the Lions series and this is a great chance for us to implement those; to continue to grow our skill execution and the mental side of our game, and develop our leadership and the leadership group.

Rising All Blacks star Jordie Barrett has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The Hurricanes fullback is scheduled for surgery, and the All Blacks have called in Crusaders No.15 David Havili ahead of the upcoming Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship.

Longtime All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is available and will almost certainly start in this month’s opening two Tests – the Bledisloe Cup matches against Australia in Sydney and Dunedin – but is then scheduled to take a sabbatical for the rest of the year.

Rookie Barrett, 20, has made a startling rise this year, earning his All Blacks debut against Samoa in June and earned a starting berth in the drawn third Test against the British and Irish Lions when Smith was unavailable due to concussion symptoms.

The Wallabies must successfully target dynamic All Blacks second rowers Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock when they attempt to turn their Bledisloe Cup fortunes around, says Australian backrower Rory Arnold.

The formidable duo of Retallick and Whitelock has been one of the great strengths of the world champion All Blacks’ forward ­machine in recent years and both are used to winning against the Wallabies.

Whitelock has tasted defeat just three times in 20 games Tests against Australia and Retallick once in 15.

Rising Wallabies lock Rory ­Arnold said getting an edge over the duo was key for his team.

“They’ve been world-class locks now for a number of years, so if we want to dominate up front we know we’ve got to go at those blokes,” said Arnold. “We’re going to have to be at our best, the second-rowers, to take those blokes on.”

While Whitelock and Retallick have been a constant force for New Zealand, Australia have chopped and changed their second-row combinations since the 2015 World Cup final against the All Blacks.

Coach Michael Cheika used five starting second-row combinations in the first five Tests of 2016 and seven in total across the season as six different locks got an opportunity in the run-on side.

In the June Tests, Cheika started with Adam Coleman and Sam Carter and then brought in Arnold for the last match.

“He sort of swapped and changed a fair bit last year, so I’m not sure how he’s going to go this year with those second-row spots,” Arnold said.

Arnold said he felt a little bit more comfortable in the international environment than in his first season at that level last year.

He said the Wallabies could draw some things from the British and Irish Lions’ efforts in the recent drawn three-Test series.

“They had really good (defensive) line speed, their kicking was on point, so I guess if anything we can take some of that away from it,” he said.

The Wallabies host the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 19 before the second Test in Dunedin a week later.
• Brumbies openside flanker Chris Alcock and Argentine halfback Tomas Cubelli are leaving the Super Rugby side, both heading overseas.

Alcock, one the Brumbies’ best forwards this season, has signed with Japanese club Kamaishi Seawaves.

Argentina Test halfback Cubelli will return to South ­America to play for the Buenos Aires-based Jaguares in Super Rugby.

Cubelli, who played 58 Tests for the Pumas, played only 18 games in two seasons in Canberra.

“The Brumbies are a very special organisation and I feel privileged to have been able to play for such a great team,” Cubelli said.

The 28-year-old Cubelli missed the bulk of the 2017 season through injury, paving the way for youngster Joe Powell to step up in his absence.

Powell, who went on to earn a Wallabies cap, started in the Brumbies’ quarter-final loss to the Hurricanes last month, with Cubelli on the bench.

The departure of Alcock, who joined the Brumbies this season from the Western Force, is offset by the return of champion flanker David Pocock to Canberra after his rugby sabbatical.

Wing Julian Savea is the high-profile absentee from the All Blacks Rugby Championship squad named this afternoon.

There is no room for the Hurricanes player, who turned 27 today. Savea, a virtual automatic selection on the left wing since making his test debut in 2012 has this year struggled to re-discover the sort of form which has seen him score 46 tries in 54 tests.

He was left on the reserves bench for the Hurricanes’ semifinal defeat by the Lions in Johannesburg.

Another to miss out is Crusaders flanker Matt Todd, outstanding again for his team during their Super Rugby final victory over the Lions at Ellis Park.

The big winners in the 33-player squad are Chiefs prop Nepo Laulala, a front-runner to replace the departing Charlie Faumuina after recovering from a knee reconstruction last year, and Hurricanes wing Nehe Milner-Skudder, who is also back in the frame following injury. Chiefs prop Atu Moli has been named as an “apprentice”. source