New Zealand vs. Australia: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Bledisloe Cup

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New Zealand vs. Australia: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Bledisloe Cup
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After the drab draw in Sydney, the battle for the Bledisloe Cup moved on to Auckland.

Conditions for the second Test look markedly better, which should give us a chance of witnessing the first try of the 2014 trans-Tasman tussle.

Australia have named the same lineup fielded in Sydney while the All Blacks have had injury concerns to deal with.

The personnel changes for the hosts should do little to diminish their ability to wreak havoc in better weather, but we should find out how well Ewen McKenzie's men can cope with them when the heavens are closed.

Here are the key battles.

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