Before he looks forward, Matt Burke takes a quick glance in the rear vision mirror to last Saturday night and what was a very disappointing loss for the boys in green and gold...
From the outset the Kiwi's looked the more cohesive unit, and to the frustration of the Australian side, and its fans, it stayed that way for the remainder of the night.
The most frustrating part as an ex-player, now commentator, is the fact that as I watched the game there appeared to be no obvious structure about the way the Wallabies were going about it.
The All Blacks are a well-drilled outfit who have the ability to score at will. They were ruthless in defence and ruthless in attack. It appears the opportunity the Wallabies had to prepare last week without disruption from the Super Rugby final was wasted.
The concerning thing as we look towards round two at Eden Park this weekend is that the All Blacks are only going to get better. They were miles off their best last week, and aside from two slick plays appeared somewhat rusty on the attacking front.
In saying that, their defence still really impressed me.
For the Wallabies, the biggest concern heading into this weekend is going to be covering the loss of David Pocock. He gets around the park so well and his pressure on the ball is arguably the best Australia has to offer. On a brighter note, it creates an opportunity for someone to come in and take up the challenge.
Who knows, maybe some youthful enthusiasm is what will spark this group?
I expect Quade Cooper to come in and hopefully provide the 'X-Factor' we lacked on Saturday night. I would play Barnes and Cooper in the number 10 and 12, and adjust those around them accordingly.
The Wallabies have talked a big game in recent days it's time to deliver because a walloping from our greatest rivals, across the Tasman will me mighty embarrassing.
The only chance Australia has on Saturday night is to kick the hell out of the ball and limit the influence of the likes of McCaw around the ball. They will need to play 'old school' rugby in this one and try to physically bash them in an effort to crash the Kiwi's off their game.
For the record, sadly I can't see that happening.
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