The New Zealand team will enlist the three brothers Barrett, Beauden, Scott and Jordie, in the formation for the match that will play against Australia on Sunday from 3 o’clock, as a visitor in the city of Perth, for the second date of the Rugby Championship and the third test of the Bledisloe Cup.
With the absence of several of the team’s stars, coach Ian Foster has been forced to make some changes compared to the team that beat the Wallabies 57-22 in Auckland last month, for the first date of the Championship and second test of The Bledisloe, Beauden Barrett will be the opening half for the first time this year, as the first choice, Richie Mo’unga, awaits the birth of a baby in New Zealand.
Scott Barrett replaces Sam Whitelock on the second row, and Jordei Barrett will be fullback, NewsHub noted.
All Blacks will form with Jordie Barrett; Will Jordan, Anton Linert-Brown, David Havili and Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett and Brad Weber; Ardie Savea, Dalton Papalii and Akira Ioane; Scott Barrett and Brodie Retallick; Nepo Laulala, Codie Taylor and George Bower.
The alternates will be Samisoni Taukei’aho, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Tupoi Vaa’i, Ethan Blackadder, TJ Perenara, Damian Mckenzie and George Bridge.
The Championship, with Argentine schedule, will continue as follows:
- Third date: 12 September, Australia-South Africa, CBUS Super Stadium, from 7.05, referee Luke Pearce (England).
- Fourth date: September 18, South Africa-Australia, Suncorp Stadium, from 4.05, referee Mathew Carley
- Fifth date: September 25, New Zealand-South Africa, Bank Stadium, from 4.05, referee Luke Pearce.
- Sixth date; October 2, South Africa-New Zealand CBUS Super Stadium, from 7.05, referee Mathew Carley.
The Pumas played in the first two dates as a visit against South Africa, the current world champion, in the city of Porth Elizabeth, and on both occasions they fell 32-12 and 29-10.