The Aussies said eight is enough.
Just saying so doesn’t make it so.
Having lost eight games on the trot to one nation must be heartbreaking and the will to want to stop that number from growing must get stronger with every passing week. Therefore the Aussies are most probably going to be really desperate from allowing it to become ten losses in a row to the All Blacks. As things stand at the moment the whole world are in awe of the awesome All Blacks and I don’t think the Aussies will be able to stop the Nine going up in the history books.
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19.35 (09.35 SA Time)
Ref: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
ARs: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Keith Brown (New Zealand)
TMO: Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
New Zealand: 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Sam Whitelock, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Benson Stanley.
Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 James O’Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Anthony Faingaa, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Will Genia, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (captain), 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Salesi Ma’afu, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Benin Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 James Slipper, 18 Rob Simmons, 19 Matt Hodgson, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Berrick Barnes, 22 Cameron Shepherd.