Australian selectors are set to deliver fans what they want with an unchanged Wallabies side – apart from one injury-enforced alteration – to face the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland.
Michael Cheika looks primed to announce just one unavoidable change to the starting 15 that delivered Australia a record-breaking win in the opener in Perth last week, Adam Coleman coming in for an injured Rory Arnold in the second row.
The Wallabies' starting side will be otherwise unchanged, the Herald understands, with Nic White and Christian Lealiifano once again assuming the playmaking reins and prodigal son James OConnor back in the 13 jersey.
David Pocock is not expected to be named in the 23. He trained with the side this week in Melbourne but selectors appear to be managing him carefully.
It leaves Australias Samoa Test in September 7 as the last opportunity to give Pocock and others, including potentially Jordan Petaia and Adam Ashley-Cooper, the chance to press their claims for World Cup squad inclusion.
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