Can the All Blacks hang onto the Bledisloe Cup this weekend again, find out here.
Where: Eden Park, Auckland
When: 08.35 (BST)
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The New Zealand All Blacks have one hand on the Bledisloe Cup for another year and are warm favourites to hang onto the trophy with they play Australia in the second round of The Rugby Championship this weekend.
After their thrilling 12-all draw last round in Sydney the All Blacks host the Wallabies in one of the toughest stadiums for away teams in international rugby, Eden Park.
Despite the imposing task in front Australian coach Ewen McKenzie and his team, the Wallabies have named an unchanged side to try and break their hoodoo on the road.
“We were impressed with the pressure we were able to apply in the opening Test and, despite some errors, were pleased with the intent of the group to continue attacking despite the poor weather conditions,” McKenzie said.
“I imagine both teams are excited by the prospect of a dry evening in Auckland on Saturday night, which will have an influence on the way the game is played.
“For us, we know we need to be more clinical in certain areas, but overall we feel the same group of guys deserve the opportunity to have another crack.
“Selection is never easy, although we’ve made a lot of tough decisions in this space over the past 12 months with the ultimate goal of winning games. You’re always looking to improve and I’m confident the sum of those hard choices has put us in a better position today.
“While we didn’t quite get there on Saturday night, I do know that we’ve made good progress since our first Test against New Zealand a year ago.
“That gives us some confidence heading into what will be an extremely tough challenge in Auckland on Saturday night.”
Australia has not won in Auckland since 1989 but the hosts have some concerns ahead of the critical game with injuries forcing a reshuffle to the side.
All Blacks centre Ma’a Nonu and flanker Jerome Kaino are “highly unlikely” to face the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday.
That was the word from All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster who said Nonu (shoulder) and Kaino (elbow) had scans on Monday, and while the scans were not to be released to the media yet, they were both set to miss the Bledisloe Cup Test.