Australia & New Zealand Bledisloe Cup teams 2017

The 2018 Bledisloe Cup will begin on August 18 in Sydney, with the following games set to be played in Auckland and Tokyo.

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When the teams are announced, The Roar will have them all published here.

In the meantime, why not check out all the 2017 team news from the Bledisloe Cup?

2017 Bledisloe Cup teams

Teams for Bledisloe 3

Australia New Zealand
Scott Sio (38 Tests) 1 Kane Hames (5)
Tatafu Polota-Nau (77 Tests) 2 Dane Coles (54)
Sekope Kepu (86 Tests) 3 Nepo Laulala (9)
Rob Simmons (77 Tests) 4 Samuel Whitelock (92)
Adam Coleman (17 Tests) 5 Scott Barrett (13)
Jack Dempsey (5 Tests) 6 Liam Squire (12)
Michael Hooper (c) (74 Tests) 7 Sam Cane (49)
Sean McMahon (21 Tests) 8 Kieran Read (106) – Captain
Will Genia (vc) (84 Tests) 9 Aaron Smith (67)
Bernard Foley (vc) (51 Tests) 10 Lima Sopoaga (12)
Reece Hodge (19 Tests) 11 Rieko Ioane (9)
Kurtley Beale (66 Tests) 12 Sonny Bill Williams (42)
Tevita Kuridrani (53 Tests) 13 Ryan Crotty (31)
Marika Koroibete (3 Tests) 14 Waisake Naholo (14)
Israel Folau (61 Tests) 15 Damian McKenzie (8)
Reserves
Stephen Moore (124 Tests) 16 Codie Taylor (25)
Tom Robertson (14 Tests) 17 Wyatt Crockett (67)
Allan Alaalatoa (18 Tests) 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi (10)
Lukhan Tui (2 Tests) 19 Patrick Tuipulotu (14)
Ned Hanigan (8 Tests) 20 Matt Todd (10)
Nick Phipps (57 Tests) 21 TJ Perenara (38)
Samu Kerevi (13 Tests) 22 Anton Lienert-Brown (18)
Henry Speight (17 Tests) 23 David Havili (2)
Michael Cheika Coach Steve Hansen

Teams for Bledisloe 2

The All Blacks won the second Test 35-29, despite the Wallabies leading for much of the night. The teams that took to the field are as below.

Australia New Zealand
Scott Sio 1 Joe Moody
Stephen Moore 2 Dane Coles
Allan Alaalatoa 3 Nepo Laulala
Rob Simmons 4 Brodie Retallick
Rory Arnold 5 Samuel Whitelock
Ned Hanigan 6 Liam Squire
Michael Hooper (c) 7 Sam Cane
Sean McMahon 8 Kieran Read (c)
Will Genia 9 Aaron Smith
Bernard Foley 10 Beauden Barrett
Henry Speight 11 Rieko Ioane
Kurtley Beale 12 Sonny Bill Williams
Tevita Kuridrani 13 Ryan Crotty
Dane Haylett-Perry 14 Ben Smith
Israel Folau 15 Damian McKenzie
Tatafu Polota-Nau 16 Codie Taylor
Tom Robertson 17 Kane Hames
Sekope Kepu 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi
Izack Rodda 19 Scott Barrett
Lopeti Timani 20 Ardie Savea
Nick Phipps 21 TJ Perenara
Reece Hodge 22 Lima Sopoaga
Curtis Rona 23 Anton Lienert-Brown
Michael Cheika Coach Steve Hansen

Teams for Bledisloe 1

The Wallabies were defeated 34-54 at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, in the first Bledisloe Test on Saturday August 19. The teams that took to the field are as below.

Australia New Zealand
Scott Sio 1 Joe Moody
Stephen Moore 2 Codie Taylor
Allan Alaalatoa 3 Owen Franks
Rory Arnold 4 Brodie Retallick
Adam Coleman 5 Samuel Whitelock
Ned Hanigan 6 Liam Squire
Michael Hooper (c) 7 Sam Cane
Sean McMahon 8 Kieran Read (c)
Will Genia 9 Aaron Smith
Bernard Foley 10 Beauden Barrett
Curtis Rona 11 Rieko Ioane
Kurtley Beale 12 Sonny Bill Williams
Samu Kerevi 13 Ryan Crotty
Henry Speight 14 Ben Smith
Israel Folau 15 Damian McKenzie
Tatafu Polota-Nau 16 Nathan Harris
Tom Robertson 17 Wyatt Crockett
Sekope Kepu 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi
Rob Simmons 19 Luke Romano
Lopeti Timani 20 Ardie Savea
Nick Phipps 21 TJ Perenara
Reece Hodge 22 Lima Sopoaga
Tevita Kuridrani 23 Anton Lienert-Brown
Michael Cheika Coach Steve Hansen

Australian Bledisloe Cup squad

The Wallabies named a 34-man squad for the Bledisloe Cup on Friday, August 4. Quade Cooper was a notable omission, while Kurtley Beale made his return to the team after a two-year hiatus playing in Europe.

Michael Hooper is the new Wallabies captain, after Stephen Moore stepped down before the squad was named, and Will Genia and Bernard Foley were named as the side’s two vice-captains.

The side includes seven international debutants including two rugby league converts – Marika Koroibete and Curtis Rona.

Although Karmichael Hunt had a successful debut in the June Test series and was included in the initial Bledisloe training squad, he has been ruled out of the first two Bledisloe Cup Tests after undergoing ankle surgery. He is, however, a chance to play the third and final game against New Zealand.

Two other notable exclusions due to injury are Eto Nabuli and Tolu Latu. Nabuli has a knee injury which will make him unavailable for the entire Rugby Championship while Latu is fighting a pinched nerve in his back.

Wallabies squad for Bledisloe 1 and 2

Forwards
Allan Alaalatoa, 12 Tests, Brumbies
Rory Arnold, 12 Tests, Brumbies
Adam Coleman, 12 Tests, Western Force
Jack Dempsey, 1 Test, NSW Waratahs
Kane Douglas, 31 Tests, Queensland Reds
Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tests, Western Force
Ned Hanigan, 3 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Michael Hooper (c), 68 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Sekope Kepu, 80 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Adam Korczyk*, Queensland Reds
Sean McMahon, 15 Tests, Melbourne Rebels
Stephen Moore, 120 Tests, Queensland Reds
Tatafu Polota-Nau, 71 Tests, Western Force
Tom Robertson, 9 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Izack Rodda*, Queensland Reds
Rob Simmons, 71 Tests, Queensland Reds
Scott Sio, 32 Tests, Brumbies
Lopeti Timani, 7 Tests, Melbourne Rebels
Jordan Uelese*, Melbourne Rebels

Backs
Kurtley Beale, 60 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Israel Folau, 55 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Bernard Foley (vc), 45 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Will Genia (vc), 78 Tests
Dane Haylett-Petty, 17 Tests, Western Force
Reece Hodge, 13 Tests, Melbourne Rebels
Samu Kerevi, 8 Tests, Queensland Reds
Marika Koroibete*, Melbourne Rebels
Tevita Kuridrani, 47 Tests, Brumbies
Billy Meakes*, Western Force
Izaia Perese*, Queensland Reds
Nick Phipps, 52 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Joe Powell, 2 Tests, Brumbies
Curtis Rona*, Western Force
Henry Speight, 12 Tests, Brumbies
*denotes uncapped player

Players unavailable due to injury
Kyle Godwin (knee), Karmichael Hunt (ankle), Tolu Latu (neck), Eto Nabuli (knee), James Slipper (achilles), Lukhan Tui (knee), Sefa Naivalu (ankle), Jake Gordon (ankle).

Michael Hoper talks to teammates in a huddle

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

New Zealand Bledisloe Cup squad

The All Blacks squad includes two surprising omissions, with barnstorming winger Julian Savea and workhorse flanker Matt Todd both left out of the side for the first two Tests.

Wingers Israel Dagg, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Waisake Naholo, Rieko Ioance have been named instead of Savea, while Sam Kane and Ardie Savea are the two number sevens picked ahead of Todd.

Kieran Read is once again the side’s captain, Jordie Barrett has been ruled out of the rest of the season with scheduled surgery on a shoulder injury while his brothers Scott and Beauden Barrett have been included in the squad. Crusaders fullback David Havili will replace Jordie as a late inclusion to the squad.

Hooker Dane Coles is back for New Zealand having missed the Lions series, while exciting fullback Damian McKenzie is another notable inclusion. Aaron Cruden, Malakai Fekitoa and Charlie Faumuina were all not considered for selection after signing deals with overseas clubs, while Jordie Barrett was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Young prop Atu Moli will travel with the squad as an apprentice player and, while he’s not an official squad member and won’t be considered for selection, he will train with the side.

All Blacks squad for Bledisloe 1 and 2

Backs
Ben Smith
David Havili
Israel Dagg
Nehe Milner-Skudder
Waisake Naholo
Rieko Ioane
Ryan Crotty
Anton Lienert-Brown
Sonny Bill Williams
Ngani Laumape
Beauden Barrett
Lima Sopoaga
Damian McKenzie
Aaron Smith
TJ Perenara
Tawera Kerr-Barlow

Forwards
Kieran Read (c)
Liam Squire
Jerome Kaino
Sam Cane
Ardie Savea
Vaea Fifita
Luke Romano
Sam Whitelock
Brodie Retallick
Scott Barrett
Owen Franks
Nepo Laulala
Ofa Tu’ungafasi
Wyatt Crockett
Joe Moody
Dane Coles
Codie Taylor
Nathan Harris

Beauden Barrett All Blacks New Zealand Rugby Union 2017

(AAP Image/SNPA, Dianne Manson)

2016 Bledisloe Cup teams
Wallabies and All Blacks teams for Bledisloe 1, 2016:

Wallabies
1. Scott Sio
2. Stephen Moore
3. Sekope Kepu
4. Kane Douglas
5. Rob Simmons
6. Ben McCalman
7. Michael Hooper
8 David Pocock
9. Will Genia
10. Bernard Foley
11. Dane Haylett-Petty
12. Matt Giteau
13. Tevita Kuridrani
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper
15 Israel Folau

Reserves
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
17. James Slipper
18. Allan Alaalatoa
19. Dean Mumm
20. Scott Fardy
21. Nick Phipps
22. Matt Toomua
23. Rob Horne

All Blacks
1. Wyatt Crockett
2. Nathan Harris
3. Owen Franks
4. Brodie Retallick
5. Samuel Whitelock
6. Jerome Kaino
7. Sam Cane
8. Kieran Read (c)
9. Aaron Smith
10. Beauden Barrett
11. Waisake Naholo
12. Ryan Crotty
13. Malakai Fekitoa
14. Ben Smith
15. Israel Dagg

Reserves
16. Codie Taylor
17. Kane Hames
18. Charlie Faumuina
19. Liam Squire
20. Ardie Savea
21. TJ Perenara
22. Aaron Cruden
23. Julian Savea

Wallabies and All Blacks teams for Bledisloe 2:

Wallabies
1. Scott Sio
2. Stephen Moore
3. Sekope Kepu
4. Kane Douglas
5. Adam Coleman
6. Scott Fardy
7. Michael Hooper
8. David Pocock
9. Will Genia
10. Quade Cooper
11. Dane Haylett-Petty
12. Bernard Foley
13. Samu Kerevi
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper
15. Israel Folau

Reserves
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
17. James Slipper
18. Allan Ala’alatoa
19. Dean Mumm
20. Will Skelton
21. Nick Phipps
22. Tevita Kuridrani
23. Reece Hodge

All Blacks
1. Joe Moody.
2. Dane Coles
3. Owen Franks
4. Brodie Retallick
5. Samuel Whitelock
6. Jerome Kaino
7. Sam Cane
8. Kieran Read (c)
9. Aaron Smith
10. Beauden Barrett
11. Julian Savea
12. Anton Lienert-Brown
13. Malakai Fekitoa
14. Israel Dagg
15. Ben Smith

Res:
16. James Parsons
17. Wyatt Crockett
18. Charlie Faumuina
19. Liam Squire
20. Ardie Savea
21. TJ Perenara
22. Aaron Cruden
23. Seta Tamanivalu.

Wallabies and All Blacks teams for Bledisloe 3:

Wallabies
1. Scott Sio
2. Stephen Moore (c)
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

All Blacks
1. Joe Moody
2. Dane Coles
3. Owen Franks
4. Brodie Retallick
5. Samuel Whitelock
6. Jerome Kaino
7. Matt Todd
8. Kieran Read (c)
9. TJ Perenara
10. Beauden Barrett
11. Julian Savea
12. Ryan Crotty
13. Anton Lienert-Brown
14. Israel Dagg
15. Ben Smith

Reserves
16. Codie Taylor
17. Wyatt Crockett
18. Charlie Faumuina
19. Liam Squire
20. Ardie Savea
21. Tawera Kerr-Barlow
22. Aaron Cruden
23. Malakai Fekitoa

Last updated: 27 February, 2018

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