Savea returns to All Blacks team for Bledisloe Cup test
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Julian Savea will return to the All Blacks starting lineup for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup match against Australia in the only change to the side that beat South Africa 57-15 two weeks ago.
Savea replaces Waisake Naholo on the left wing as All Blacks selectors continue their efforts to allow the giant winger to play himself into form after a disappointing season.
Two further changes have been made on the bench where flyhalf Aaron Cruden replaces Lima Sopoaga and center Malakai Fekitoa takes over from George Moala.
The All Blacks will attempt to win their 18th straight test match on Saturday to establish an outright world record for a winning streak by a tier one nation. Their latest win over South Africa equaled the record of 17 straight wins.