Wallabies call on Cooper

Quade Cooper will start at flyhalf for the Wallabies against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.

In a reshuffled backline, Bernard Foley shifts from 10 to 12 and replaces Matt Giteau, who broke his ankle last weekend. Outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is also dropped from the run-on XV and his spot is taken by Samu Kerevi.

In the pack, Scott Fardy returns at blindside flank and Adam Coleman at No 5 lock ahead of Ben McCalman and Rob Simmons, who both drop out of the match 23.

Rebels utility back Reece Hodge was named on the bench and could make his Test debut if he plays. The only other new inclusion is that of Waratahs lock Will Skelton.

Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Bernard Foley, 11 Dane Haylett-Petty, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Allan Ala’alatoa, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 Will Skelton, 21 Tevita Kuridrani, 22 Reece Hodge, 23 Nick Phipps.

All Blacks team

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