Henry wields the axe

New Zealand coach Graham Henry has made seven changes to his side for Saturday's Tri-Nations clash with Australia in Brisbane. [more]

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New Zealand coach Graham Henry has made seven changes to his side for Saturday’s Tri-Nations clash with Australia in Brisbane.

They include three new faces in the forwards and four in the backs from the team that made it two wins out of two in the competition against South Africa at the weekend.

Jerry Collins, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock come in up front, while Aaron Mauger starts at centre, Byron Kelleher replaces Piri Weepu at scrum-half, and Rico Gear and Joe Rokocoko return on the wings.

Australia name their starting line-up on Wednesday, while victory for the All Blacks will see them retain the Bledisloe Cup.

Team: Leon MacDonald; Rico Gear, Mils Muliaina, Aaron Mauger, Joe Rokocoko; Daniel Carter, Byron Kelleher; Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Carl Hayman, Chris Jack, Ali Williams, Jerry Collins, Richie McCaw (capt), Rodney So’oialo.

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Reserves: Isaia Toeava, Luke McAlister, Jimmy Cowan, Chris Masoe, Jason Eaton, Greg Somerville, Andrew Hore.

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