Pocock back for Wallabies

David Pocock makes his return for Australia, but only off the bench as Michael Cheika made four changes to his starting side for the clash against New Zealand.

Pocock has been sidelined since breaking his hand in mid-September, but is named on the bench for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup outing at Eden Park.

The Wallabies have made four changes to their starting side.

Nick Phipps replaces Will Genia at number nine, Reece Hodge shifts to number 12 with Bernard Foley at fly-half.

Henry Speight is also in for his first Australia appearance in over a year.

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore is set to become the fourth-most capped Australia player in history when he runs out for his 112th Test.

The All Blacks have already secured the Bledisloe Cup for a 14th straight year.


Australia: 1. Scott Sio, 2. Stephen Moore, 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Rory Arnold, 5. Adam Coleman, 6. Dean Mumm, 7. Michael Hooper, 8. Lopeti Timani, 9. Nick Phipps, 10. Bernard Foley, 11. Henry Speight, 12. Reece Hodge, 13. Samu Kerevi, 14. Dane Haylett-Petty, 15. Israel Folau

Reserves: 16. James Hanson, 17. Tom Robertson, 18. Allan Alaalatoa, 19. Rob Simmons, 20. David Pocock, 21. Nick Frisby, 22. Quade Cooper, 23. Sefa Naivalu

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