The All Blacks are in Australia preparing for the third game of the Bledisloe Cup which is scheduled to take place on October 31 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
The All Blacks have not won the Bledisloe Cup in Australia since 2009 and will be looking to break that long stream on Saturday evening.
The All Blacks should have already secured the Bledisloe Cup on New Zealand soil but they bungled up the first game which resulted in a tie. They bounced back beautifully in the second game and put on a dominant performance the left the Wallabies outclassed.
The Wallabies will take some confidence from the fact that the last time New Zealand played a test in Australia they were humbled.
The All Blacks had one of their most disappointing performances and lost 26-47.
It is definitely going to be a lot harder for the All Blacks to win in Sydney but they have the momentum going with them and will want to get it done in the third game. Should they fail on Saturday, they will have one more opportunity to win as the fourth and final game will take place on Nov 7 at the Suncorp Stadium in Queensland.
Betting Odds For Bledisloe Cup
The sportsbooks have the All Blacks as heavy betting favorites with 1.05 odds compared to the Wallabies who have odds of 11. If you are a diehard Wallabies fan, this is a great time to back your team and hope for the best.
New Zealand experimented with their squad in the second test and some of their young players delivered. Caleb Clarke was the star in the second game as the young man showed some serious talent and exposed the Wallabies defense.
Australia was not prepared for Clarke in the second game but they have no excuses on Saturday. Reece Hodge admits that the defense made mistakes at Eden Park that allowed Clarke to get too much time and space with the ball. Hodge wants the opportunity to mark Clarke during the third game and if he can nullify Clarke, it will make it a lot more difficult for the All Blacks to take control of the game.
The Wallabies are looking to put their loss in Eden Gardens behind them and look to use the home advantage to prevent the All Blacks from lifting the Bledisloe Cup on home soil.