All Blacks make 3 changes ahead of Wallabies clash

Ma'a Nonu, Samuel Whitelock and Victor Vito have all been given starts.

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SYDNEY - The All Blacks selectors made just three changes to the starting XV which started last week's opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney.

Ma'a Nonu returns for the injured Sonny Bill Williams, lock Samuel Whitelock comes in off the bench for Luke Romano, while Victor Vito comes in for Jerome Kaino, who moves to the bench.

Joining Kaino is Keven Mealamu and Wyatt Crockett who come in for Codie Taylor and Ben Franks respectively while Colin Slade comes in for Beauden Barrett in the only back reserves change.

The day will undoubtedly belong to captain Richie McCaw, who will break the world record for most Test matches when he runs out for New Zealand for the 142nd time.

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika made six changes to his starting XV.

Quade Cooper and Matt Toomua replace Bernard Foley and Matt Giteau in the midfield, while Will Skelton switches with Dean Mumm to start the match with James Horwill in the second row.

Nic White, Henry Speight and Wycliff Palu have all been given their first starts of 2015.

David Pocock will celebrate his 50th Test for Australia from the reserves bench.