13 Aug 2012

Massive task for rookie Wallaby centre against All Blacks

8:21 am on 13 August 2012

The Wallabies centre Rob Horne faces the monster assignment of containing Sonny Bill Williams and Ma'a Nonu in the Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney this Saturday.

However, Williams isn't a confirmed starter, although it's expected the New Zealand Rugby Union will rubber stamp the insurance bill needed to get him on the park.

Regular centre Pat McCabe is out injured and the responsibility of setting the defensive foundation out wide is likely to fall to Horne.

Australia have not won the Bledisloe Cup in 10 years.