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Hooker Coles returns for All Blacks in 2nd Bledisloe test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Hooker Dane Coles will play his first test in nine months when he returns to the All Blacks' starting lineup for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Dunedin.

Coles, who will make his 50th test appearance, has played only 90 minutes of Super Rugby since March when he was first sidelined with knee and calf injuries, before being diagnosed with concussion. He was due to return for last weekend's Rugby Championship series-opener against the Wallabies in Sydney but was rested after sustaining a minor head knock in training.

Coles replaces Codie Taylor in the only change to the starting lineup that beat Australia 54-34 last weekend.