Wallabies v All Blacks Preview

September 9th, 2010

The 2010 Tri Nations Tournament is preparing to play the final match of the season. The Wallabies will be facing off against the All Blacks on Saturday, September 11 at ANZ Stadium.

The confident Wallabies feel like a win over the highly talented (and undefeated) All Blacks is in the cards. Perhaps it is their recent win over the Springboks at altitude – the first in nearly 50 years – inspiring them. Or maybe it’s the fact that the All Blacks will be without key five-eighth Dan Carter. Either way, the Australian team is heading into this one with their eyes on victory.

While they developed a strong strategy against the Springboks, a game against the All Blacks will be a totally different story. They’ll need to take that strategy to the next level and ensure that all of their strongest players are firing on all cylinders. Adam Ashley-Cooper and Quade Cooper will be teaming up for the first time against the All Blacks. If the two can find their rhythm, the decision should pay off. They’ll need to target and pick apart the All Blacks, particularly when it comes to powerhouse Ma’a Nonu. Also, shaking the confidence of Aaron Cruden, who will be stepping in for Carter will go along way in keeping the Wallabies in contention.

The All Blacks will be coming into this one off of two weeks rest, which doesn’t bode well of the Aussies. Nevertheless, they’re up for the challenge. It should be a fitting finish to the 2010 Tri Nations tournament with the number one and two teams facing off. Maybe the Australians will be able to shake their losing history as they did in South Africa to have their most successful Tri Nations run in some time.

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Teams Head-to-Head Line Points 1-12 13+
Australia 2.75 1.91 (+6.0) 2.10 (+4.0) 3.90 7.75
New Zealand 1.45 1.91 (-6.0) 2.10 (-8.0) 2.85 2.65
Draw 29.00