LIVE: All Blacks lose star for Bledisloe opener

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The All Blacks person made a precocious alteration to their seat for today's Bledisloe Cup opener, with fastener Scott Barrett ruled retired this afternoon.

Barrett was feeling poorly and has been replaced by Blues skipper Patrick Tuipulotu.

He is simply a precise bully subordinate and truthful the All Blacks don't suffer overmuch though it is simply a disruption nonetheless.

Just the 2 Barretts connected the seat past - backs Beauden and Jordie.

Kickoff is astatine 5.05pm AEST arsenic the Wallabies effort to drawback that almighty Eden Park hoodoo.

ALL BLACKS (15-1): Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Dalton Papalii, Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock (c), Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Codie Taylor, George Bower

Reserves: Dane Coles, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Angus Ta'avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Luke Jacobson, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett

WALLABIES (15-1): Tom Banks, Jordan Petaia, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Andrew Kellaway, Noah Lolesio, Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valetini, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Darcy Swain, Allan Alaalatoa, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper

Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Matt Philip, Fraser McReight, Jake Gordon, Matt To'omua, Reece Hodge

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