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Selection surprises ahead of Bledisloe clash

Selection surprises ahead of Bledisloe clash

Updated 15 August 2014, 8:37 AEST

Australia will be looking to end New Zealand's 11-year grip on the Bledisloe Cup when the teams battle in Sydney tomorrow night.

Both sides have sprung selection surprises, with Kurtley Beale preferred to Bernard Foley in the Wallabies line-up, while the All-Blacks have left out full-back Israel Dagg and brought in Ben Smith.

ABC rugby specialist Tim Gavel says the Australians have diverse skills, boosting their chances of defeating New Zealand and preventing the All-Blacks from re-writing the record books yet again.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: ABC Grandstand's Tim Gavel

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