Uncapped winger Rieko Ioane is among five players called up by New Zealand
Last Updated: 22/08/16 8:50am
Uncapped winger Rieko Ioane is among five players called into the All Blacks squad for their Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday.
The New Zealand team have been hit by a raft of injuries following their first clash in Sydney and coach Steve Hansen has given the 19-year-old the call.
Ioane has just returned from the Rio Olympics, where he was part of New Zealand's rugby sevens team.
Utility back Damian McKenzie and centre Seta Tamanivalu, both of whom were in the squad for the June series against Wales but not included for the Rugby Championship, have also been called into the team on Monday.
McKenzie did not play in June, while Tamanivalu made two appearances off the bench.
Hookers Liam Coltman, uncapped, and James Parsons, who was called in as a replacement on the end of season tour in 2014, have also been summoned to Wellington after Nathan Harris (knee) and Codie Taylor (concussion) were injured in Sydney.
The loss of both hookers last week meant Hansen was forced to field first choice Dane Coles, despite the Wellington Hurricanes hooker suffering pain from a rib cartilage injury.
Coles ended up playing for more than 75 minutes in the 42-8 victory in Sydney, with Taylor being replaced after a head knock in the opening minutes of the game.
Centres George Moala (knee) and Ryan Crotty (head) and winger Waisake Naholo (hamstring) were also ruled out of the game at Wellington Regional Stadium.
The Wallabies also have injury concerns after inside centre Matt Giteau suffered two fractures in his left leg in Sydney, while Rob Horne is likely to need shoulder reconstruction.
Matt Toomua, who had replaced Giteau, also suffered a head knock in Sydney and was then replaced by Horne before he left the field.
Australia's replacement scrumhalf Nick Phipps ended up on the wing and scored a consolation try after the All Blacks had put the game beyond doubt by half-time with a 32-3 lead.
The All Blacks can retain the Bledisloe Cup, the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy, with a draw on Saturday. They have held the trophy since 2003.