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Why Australia's Bledisloe Game 1 wonders are unlikely to be repeated in Auckland

Can Michael Hooper and the Wallabies stun with a Game 1 win? (Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
14th August, 2019
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It was perhaps the best time in four whole years to be a Wallabies fan last weekend, with Australia’s stunning 47-26 Bledisloe Cup Game 1 win washing away – albeit temporarily – years of misery.

The ‘invincible’ All Blacks looked very fallible, the previous dysfunctional Wallabies looked like a well-oiled green and gold machine and, for 80 minutes, all was well with rugby.

But, the harsh reality is that we haven’t won the Bledisloe Cup since 2002 and, as great as that win was, only a win at fortress Eden Park will do if we’re to lift the trophy for the first time in 17 years.

Can the Wallabies get the job done?

We got Roar rugby expert Nicholas Bishop on the Game of Codes podcast for the very first time to preview Bledisloe 2 from both angles and make a call on whether Australia can score a rare series win.

Listen to the discussion:

Auckland’s Eden Park has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the Wallabies over the journey. In 28 encounters at the venue, Australia have walked away victorious on just four occasions, with the last win coming back in 1986.

New Zealand haven’t lost at Eden Park at all since 1994, although they did draw with the Lions in 2017.

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.

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