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Wallabies Face All Blacks at Home in Sydney

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Australia has many reasons to feel confident ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against All Black in Sydney.

Both sides have proved during their most recent series that they are looking strong as the Rugby World Cup of 2015 approaches, with clean sweeps – New Zealand over England and Australia over France.

Wallabies vs All Blacks Rugby 2014

The Wallabies are looking to run their winning streak to eight consecutive Tests. Ewen McKenzie the coach has brought calm to the squad. The coach has not worried about off field late night drama which has given him time to focus completing the massive challenge that faces the squad on Saturday.

Forward depth for Australia has been affected due to a run of recent injuries and the biggest threat from the All Blacks might come from there.

The All Blacks are looking to record their 18th consecutive Test victory. However, this test will induce some strong nerves. The players will have the record Test victory in their minds and the performances of Australia in Super Rugby will be in the minds of the All Blacks.

Wallabies Face All Blacks at Home in Sydney

Regardless, the All Blacks squad is very strong even without Dan Carter and Tony Woodcock, two players lost to injury.

If this side’s strength is able to be measured in the depth of the bench, the New Zealand squad is pure class.

There is one thing certain given conditions that are favorable the match should include a great deal of attacking ball-in-ball rugby.

With both the Wallabies and All Blacks possessing a myriad of attacking threats, with back lines loaded with stars, if the Wallabies can find parity or even better during scrums and line-outs the odds of winning will massively improve.

However, that is easier said than done, as the All Blacks will have the edge, albeit on paper.

This will be a tight battle as both squads are loaded with talent. However, the All Blacks will be strong during set pieces and the breakdown. Look for New Zealand to win by 7.

 

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