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Rugby struggles for a place in the forefront of Australian media coverage much of the time but when they detect blood in All Blacks waters they soon start circling – and Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland is the latest example.
Apparently the Aussie trainspotters have sifted through the tea leaves and found that they have a great reputation for being party poopers in times of celebration in the New Zealand game.
Clearly, Richie McCaw is set to become the most capped player in Test rugby when moving to 142 caps, one more than Brian O’Driscoll.
The game will be the final All Blacks appearance at home for McCaw, Dan Carter, who is playing his 88th Test at first five-eighth which equals Steven Jones of Wales’ record (although that stat slipped by the Aussie soothsayers), Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu and Keven Mealamu.
That’s every reason for the Wallabies to use the motivation of upsetting the All Blacks’ celebrations.
But stop, there’s more. The Test is also a chance for the All Blacks to extend their winning sequence of series with the Cup to 13.
The record is 12, held jointly by McCaw’s men and the All Blacks team from 1951 to 1978. It was in the one-off Test in 1979 that the Aussies finally got their hands on the Bledisloe Cup, something that had been found in a broom cupboard at the New Zealand Rugby Union headquarters because it had been so long since anyone had given it a second thought.
Well having their hands on it again wasn’t enough, and the Aussies of 1979 decided to take the Bledisloe Cup on not one, but two, laps of honour of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The New Zealanders didn’t like that much and they got their hands back on it as quick as they could.
More recently the Australians used a game in Hong Kong, the fourth in a year, to end what had been a 10-game winning streak over them by the All Blacks and then in 2012 the All Blacks had the chance to equal the record for most unbeaten Tests at 17 held by the side of 1965-69. But the Aussies proved party poopers again with a 12-12 draw.
There are other examples too. But in the cold light of day do all the statistical variables matter a jot to the New Zealanders?
As various players attending the pre-Test press conferences have been at pains to point out, all the emotions, all the farewells and all the records can be worried about after the game.
All they have on their minds is winning the Test after the disappointment they had in Sydney.
Coach Steve Hansen has said, “This game is one of the best challenges we could have.”
And so it is. The need to win, to reverse last weekend’s setback, will be motivation enough for the All Blacks.
Although the intrigue around what might possibly be the shape of the squad named to attend the Rugby World Cup continues with three changes to the team that lost in Sydney. Ma’a Nonu is back from his shoulder injury at second five-eighths, Samuel Whitelock is back at lock while the inclusion of Victor Vito on the blindside flank is an intriguing option.
Clearly there are still some answers the selectors are seeking and most stones should have been turned over by the end of Saturday’s game.
As Hansen said as it was the side’s last match at home this year and ‘it’s important that we deliver a performance that we can be proud of in front of our home fans’.
That matters more than celebrating statistical milestones after all.
Players released for ITM Cup games this weekend are: Cory Jane (Wellington), James Broadhurst (Taranaki), Matt Todd and Patrick Osborne (Canterbury).
All Blacks: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Victor Vito, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jerome Kaino, 20 Sam Cane, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Colin Slade, 23 Malakai Fekitoa.
Wallabies : 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Henry Sleight, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 Kane Douglas, 21 David Pocock, 22 Matt Giteau, 23 Kurtley Beale.