Australia hooker Saia Fainga'a to miss Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks

Last Updated: 16/10/12 7:49am

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Saia Fainga'a: Suffered a broken hand in training

Saia Fainga'a: Suffered a broken hand in training

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Australia have been forced to make a change to their bench for Saturday's clash with New Zealand after Saia Fainga'a was ruled out.

The Reds hooker was initially named on the bench for the Bledisloe Cup encounter in Brisbane.

However Fainga'a damaged his hand in training on Tuesday - with tests revealing he had broken it.

As a result James Hanson comes in on the bench as Australia attempt to halt New Zealand's 16-Test winning run.

The injury to Fainga'a is the latest blow for Wallabies boss Robbie Deans, who saw Digby Ioane and Dom Shipperley also ruled out in the build-up to the match.

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