WATCH: Video showcasing All Black dominance at Eden Park will have Wallaby fans cancelling their flights to Auckland
Even the staunchest of Australia fans won’t give the men in green and gold much of a chance this weekend, and could you blame them?
New Zealand’s record at “The Garden of Eden” is quite staggering to say the least, being unbeaten at the ground since 1994. With the Wallabies having struggled to match the All Blacks on home turf last week, even the most optimistic of fan couldn’t predict this match as anything other than a walkthrough for the World Champions.
Last weekend the Wallabies appeared to be making a strong headway in the game, being ahead narrowly at half time, however as it appears to happen more often than not these days, the 3-time World Cup winners raced away in the closing quarter of the game. Analysts and critics alike have highlighted some of the glaring faults in Australia’s handling game with simple set-piece moves failing due to unforced errors in the backs.
It’s difficult to get excited at all about this Bledisloe clash when the travelling team seem to offer so little in creativity of their own. The back line on paper oozes talent with the likes of Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau offering bags of speed and power through the middle. Despite this, it seems like this weekend will follow the same narrative, with New Zealand ultimately running away with this game before the full-time whistle is even close to sounding.
This may appear to appear an unusually pessimistic perspective on this weekends game, but can anyone really blame us?
Raw Rugby have put together a video portraying some of the amazing feats that the men in black have achieved at the Auckland-based stadium over the past couple of decades. There will probably be a few more highlights to add to the video after this weekend.
CREDIT: Raw Rugby