Beauden Barrett injured, to miss 1st test against Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - All Blacks full-back Beauden Barrett was banned from rugby testing of the Bledisloe Cup against Australia on Sunday due to an Achilles injury.
Damian McKenzie will start as full-back at Barrett, while Jordie Barrett, Beauden's brother and regular full-back for the Hurricanes in Wellington, will remain on the right wing.
Barrett's injury is not severe and is expected to be fit for the second test in Auckland next week.
Richie Mo'unga was preferred to flyhalf Barrett, who won two World Rugby Player of the Year awards as No. 10. The All Blacks' desire to play a game with two playmakers clearly continues under new head Coach Ian Foster has seen Barrett move to full-back in recent years.
He also played with the Auckland-based Blues as defenders for most of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season.
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