Hurricanes midfielder Peter Umaga-Jensen is set to make his All Blacks debut this afternoon with confirmation Rieko Ioane has been ruled out of today's Test due to injury.
Umaga-Jensen was flown in to join the squad as cover for Ioane yesterday but the Blues star was still on the All Blacks' bench at the time.
However, the All Blacks have since announced today Ioane is still hampered by a tweaked hamstring, leaving Umaga-Jensen to replace him in jersey No.22 on the bench.
Umaga-Jensen has spent time in and out of the All Blacks camp over the last fortnight but has been released to provincial duties twice by coach Ian Foster to play for Wellington.
The All Blacks face the Wallabies in their second Bledisloe Cup match at 3pm this afternoon.
2020 Bledisloe Cup
Date Time Team Team Sun 11 Oct Full Time New Zealand 16 - 16 Australia Sun 18 Oct 3:00PM New Zealand 27 - 7 Australia Sat 31 Oct 8:45PM Australia - New Zealand Sat 07 Nov 8:45PM Australia - New Zealand
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