Australia v All Blacks – Bledisloe Cup & Rugby Championship Odds
Bledisloe 1 Odds – Sydney 18/08/2018
The Rugby Championship 2018 Odds
Australia and New Zealand’s all-conquering All Blacks have announced their squads for Bledisloe 1 at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Saturday, 18 August. This is the first match in the fabled Bledisloe Cup series for dominance between the two ANZAC nations and, the match doubles as the first match in this year’s Rugby Championship!
Australian Squad for Bledisloe 1 2018
In a terribly bad twist of fate for Australia, star centres Tevita Kuridrani and Samu Kerevi have both been ruled out with injury. Reece Hodge and Curtis Rona appear to be the likely replacements;
Forwards: Jermaine Ainsley, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Folau Faingaa, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (c), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, David Pocock, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Robertson, Izack Rodda, Pete Samu, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Caleb Timu, Lukhan Tui, Taniela Tupou.
Backs: Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks, Billy Meakes, Sefa Naivalu, Jordan Petaia, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell, Curtis Rona, Matt Toomua.
All Blacks Squad for Bledisloe 1 2018
The All Blacks have assembled a traditionally strong side for Bledisloe Cup, with regulars Luke Whitelock, Owen Franks, Joe Moody, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Reiko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams and Ben Smith all part of the set-up;
Forwards: Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Nathan Harris, Liam Coltman, Owen Franks, Joe Moody, Tim Perry, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Jackson Hemopo, Shannon Frizell, Kieran Read (c), Ardie Savea, Liam Squire, Luke Whitelock
Backs: TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Waisake Naholo, Ben Smith