Bledisloe Cup

New-look Wallabies on the Bledisloe radar

There are four uncapped players in the current squad - Reece Hodge, Lopeti Timani, Allan Alaalatoa and Tom Robertson - and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he wouldn’t be counting them out of the Bledisloe.

“There might be a chance there somewhere in the 23, like a genuine chance,” he said.

“It really comes down to what we think is the best combination for the starting team and what'll happen, then that'll decide how the finishers look.

“There's a genuine possibility that someone could, it just depends on the mix that we go with in the starting team.”

Bledisloe heading north?

RNZI reports the Australian Rugby Union is considering staging a Bledisloe Cup test at Twickenham and at several other venues in Australia and around the world during Sydney's ANZ Stadium rebuild.

The ARU committed to playing a Bledisloe Cup game in Sydney every year until 2021 but with the venue to get a facelift from 2018, those matches between the Wallabies and All Blacks are set to hit the road.