All Blacks: Ofa Tuungafasi ruled out of Bledisloe Cup test

A rib cartilage injury has ruled out Ofa Tuungafasi from the All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.

Tuungafasi was named on the bench for Saturday's clash at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, but will instead be watching from his couch at home.

The All Blacks confirmed their late change on Thursday, with Tim Perry coming on to the bench.

All Blacks: Ofa Tuungafasi ruled out of Bledisloe Cup test

Perry has yet to play a test match for the All Blacks.

Wellington prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen is en route to Sydney to join the squad as cover.

Updated All Blacks team to face Wallabies

1 - Joe Moody, 2 - Codie Taylor, 3 - Owen Franks, 4 - Brodie Retallick, 5 - Sam Whitelock, 6 - Liam Squire, 7 - Sam Cane, 8 - Kieran Read (c), 9 - Aaron Smith, 10 - Beauden Barrett, 11 - Rieko Ioane, 12 - Ryan Crotty, 13 - Jack Goodhue, 14 - Waisake Naholo, 15 - Ben Smith

Reserves: 16 - Nathan Harris, 17 - Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18 - Tim Perry, 19 - Scott Barrett, 20 - Ardie Savea, 21 - TJ Perenara, 22 - Damian McKenzie, 23 - Anton Lienert-Brown

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