Wallabies coach Michael Cheika talks to players during an Australia training session at Tramway Oval outside the SCG on Tuesday
Coach Michael Cheika says he may make some changes to his winning Wallabies team for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider against New Zealand in Auckland.
Cheika would not be drawn on whether the changes might include the halves, after bench players Nic White and Matt Toomua were key figures in last Saturday’s win over the All Blacks after starters Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley had struggled.
He suggested changes would not be purely based on form as he continued to look at different combinations ahead of the World Cup starting next month.
“There might be a few changes. After we train this afternoon the coaches will sit down and discuss what we think is the best combination over there,” said Cheika.
“We’ll have a look at what the weather might do over there as well and just see what the best combination for us is.
“We’ve looked at moving things around most week. I’m really keen on guys being able to slip in and out.”
Veteran centre Matt Giteau was given an extra day’s recovery and did not train on Tuesday morning while fullback Israel Folau did not do contact work because of a leg bruise and prop Scott Sio finished the session early after getting a poke in the eye.