Coach Michael Cheika opted for rookie Reece Hodge as the Aussies attempt to win their first match at Eden Park in 30 years.

Bernard Foley will shift to flyhalf with Hodge starting at inside centre, a position he has played for the Melbourne Rebels.

Other changes include Nick Phipps at halfback and Henry Speight on the wing.

Cooper had started at five-eighth for the past four Tests.