NEW Zealand reclaimed the Bledisloe Cup
for the first time in five years and completed an unbeaten Tri-Nations campaign, beating Australia 21-17 in Auckland.
AUSTRALIAN coach Rod Macqueen has warned his squad to expect an onslaught when they face New Zealand in today's Bledisloe Cup
and Tri-Nations international - and not just from the legendary Jonah Lomu.
RUGBY UNION: New Zealand rugby was plunged deeper into crisis as Australia won the Bledisloe Cup
The Courier-Mail said Brisbane would be four times busier than last year's sold-out Bledisloe Cup
weekend and it would be 60 per cent bigger than the 2011 visit by the Queen.
Scans revealed Pocock had sustained cartilage damage to his right knee to compound the Wallabies' poor start to their Bledisloe Cup
campaign in Sydney.
In 19 games, only twice have they not scored a try before the break and the make-ups for this market in Bledisloe Cup
matches between these sides have been nine, 33, eight and Barnes's three.
But the All Blacks eventually came through to retain the Tri-Nations trophy and Bledisloe Cup
before completing another grand slam of the Home Unions at the end of last year.
Skipper George Gregan drinks to the Wallabies last-minute success via the Bledisloe Cup
Australia boss Robbie Deans will assemble a 36-strong squad in Sydney ahead of the Bledisloe Cup
clashes with New Zealand in Sydney and Auckland next month.
But Horan conceded enemies of former Super Rugby coach Deans - he guided New Zealand outfit Crusaders to unrivalled success - wouldn't stop until Australia take the Bledisloe Cup
from New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND coach Graham Henry hailed a gutsy second-half fightback as his side came from 14-9 down to edge out Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup
played on neutral territory.
NEW ZEALAND and Australia clash in Hong Kong tomorrow in an unprecedented fourth Bledisloe Cup
encounter of the season.