Update: Joe Tomane has been forced to withdraw with an ankle injury, with Cooper Vuna replacing him in the starting lineup.
Robbie Deans has made eight changes to his starting line-up following Tuesday’s defeat to Scotland, bringing in a brand new front row and centres with Adam Ashley-Cooper coming in to shore things up at full back. Several players from Tuesday’s game drop onto the bench including Mike Harris and Dave Dennis, with David Pocock captaining the side once again.
15. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Cooper Vuna, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Pat McCabe, 11. Digby Ioane, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Will Genia; 1. Benn Robinson, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Rob Simmons, 5. Nathan Sharpe, 6. Scott Higginbotham, 7. David Pocock (c), 8. Wycliff Palu
16. Stephen Moore, 17. Ben Alexander, 18. Dave Dennis, 19. Michael Hooper, 20. Nic White, 21. Anthony Faingaa, 22. Mike Harris