Retallick boost for All Blacks

Lock Brodie Retallick has recovered from injury and will start against the Wallabies in Brisbane this Saturday.

Retallick returns after missing the Rugby Championship finale against the Springboks. Steve Hansen has also reinstated Wyatt Crockett and Dane Coles in the starting pack.

Liam Messam comes in for Jerome Kaino on the blindside flank, while winger Cory Jane starts ahead of Ben Smith, who has been granted a rest.

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden, who missed the last two games of the Rugby Championship due to suspension, has not been included in the match 23. 

All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Wyatt Crockett
Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Sam Cane, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Colin Slade, 23 Charles Piutau

Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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