All Blacks Sam Whitelock, Aaron Smith and Richie Mo’unga did not travel to Perth for the final Bledisloe Cup Test, but will link up with the 35-man squad “at a later stage”.
The All Blacks extended their remarkable unbeaten run at Eden Park to 45 Tests on Saturday when a stellar display by Richie Mo’unga saw them down the Wallabies at their Auckland fortress.
Richie Mo’unga has again been preferred over Beauden Barrett at flyhalf in the All Blacks side named to play Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland on Saturday.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster will blood four new All Blacks in Saturday’s Test in Auckland against Tonga.
A scintillating performance from Richie Mo’unga led the Crusaders to victory over the Blues in the clash of the New Zealand titans.