3 Aug 2011

Combinations no problem for All Blacks

2:59 pm on 3 August 2011

The All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen doesn't expect there to be any problems slotting the returning players back into their side for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Auckland.

Keven Mealamu, Brad Thorn, Owen Franks and Kieren Read are all expected to be named in the side tomorrow morning after being rested since the end of the Super Rugby season, along with Hosea Gear, who has been unavailable because of injury.

Hansen they won't have any problems getting up to speed as they've been with them for a couple of weeks.

The Wallabies arrive in Auckland tonight.