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These sides got this year’s Rugby Championship underway in Sydney last weekend and although the Wallabies were on home turf, they could not upset the applecart as the All Blacks claimed a 54-34 victory to extend their unbeaten run against their trans-Tasman rivals to six matches.
The All Blacks’ dominance in those six matches have seen them averaging 40 points per game and they have been particularly impressive when facing the Wallabies in New Zealand.
The last time the Wallabies beat the All Blacks in New Zealand was in 2001 and since then, they have lost 20 such fixtures.
The Wallabies will be hoping to build on their second-half performance in Sydney as they finished that match as the stronger side and outscored their opponents 28-14 after the world champions led 40-6 at half-time.
Australia’s second-half fightback was impressive but their defence is a concern for their head coach Michael Cheika who said he has already put last week’s Test behind him and is looking forward to an improved effort this weekend.
“Obviously you come from disappointment but if you live in the past too much (that won’t help),” he said.
“We’ve got to get the things that we need to improve on and keep the things that we did well and bring them into this game and get into it.
“That’s all we can do is get it on the field.”
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said reviewing the final 30 minutes of last weekend’s Test – when the team had lost shape, defensive effectiveness and the teamwork that had marked the first 50 minutes – had been ‘quite handy’ and had ‘brought people back to Earth’.
Most of Australia’s teams failed to make the play-offs in Super Rugby which meant several players in the Wallaby squad had been sidelined for a long period of time.
With the Sydney Test now behind them, Hansen expects the Wallabies to offer his troops a sterner test this weekend.
“You need to be able to play the game,” he said.
“To be able to play with the intensity and pace that Test level brings you’ve got to be able to play. They’ll be a lot sharper of mind and body, they’ll be desperate because things in Australia…there’s a lot of negativity and one of their responsibilities is to try and put some smiles on some faces.
“They’ll be hurting so that will make them even hungrier than they have been and they know that if they don’t get it right this week then there’s the Bledisloe gone. They’ll be a very dangerous beast.”
This Test will be a momentous one for All Blacks skipper Kieran Read as he is set to make his 95th start for his country which will put him joint fourth for the All Blacks in this department – with Mils Muliaina – behind Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Tony Woodcock.
It will also be Ben Smith’s last Test of 2017 before having a recovery break until the 2018 Super Rugby season.
New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Kane Hames, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Thomas Perenara, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown
Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Lopeti Timani, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Reece Hodge, 23 Curtis Rona