New Zealand All Blacks v Australia Wallabies at Eden Park


ICYMI, Dave Rennie surprised many by bringing Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Ned Hanigan straight into the starting XV for this match.

Rennie made those changes for two reasons.

Ned Hanigan didn't play for the Wallabies in 2019. He's straight into the starting XV for today's clash.

Ned Hanigan didn’t play for the Wallabies in 2019. He’s straight into the starting XV for today’s clash. Credit:Getty

Firstly, to try and fix the Wallabies’ wonky lineout.

Secondly, to clean up the attacking breakdown. Hanigan, in particular, will simply hit rucks all day in attempt to arrest the All Blacks’ dominance in that space seven days ago.