1 Aug 2008

All Black team confirmed

7:20 pm on 1 August 2008

Hooker Andrew Hore and halfback Jimmy Cowan will start for the All Blacks in Saturday night's Tri-Nations/Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Auckland.

Both have recovered sufficiently from injuries suffered in Sydney last weekend.

Hore had a bruised hip and Cowan a broken nose and a knee complaint.

Andy Ellis, who has started every Test this year, has been left out because of his rib injury with Piri Weepu the reserve halfback.

Adam Thomson is selected as the reserve loose forward.