Wallabies gear up for Bledisloe Cup
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Wallabies have begun working on their game plan ahead of their Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks on August 20.
The match will also marks the start of this year's Rugby Championship, which also features South Africa and Argentina.
After two weeks of mainly strength and conditioning work, it's strategy that has begun to take over now in the Wallaby camp on the Central Coast.
"We'll probably bring a bit more of our specific game stuff in this week," Wallaby captain Stephen Moore told rugby.com.au.
"Last week we did a lot of strength and conditioning work and we'll continue that this week.
"This week we'll start to bring our specific game material in, our game content for the Test next Saturday."
Moore said he is expecting a different All Black team to the one they faced in last year's World Cup Final, which Australia lost 17-34.
"I think every team evolves over time and they'll be doing things a little bit different to what they have in the past but other things they'll keep the same," he said.
"I don't know exactly what they'll do but I think we'll probably spend most of our time on our own preparation and making sure we know our game really well and put ourselves in a position to go out and execute that really well next Saturday."
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika highlighted the amazing depth the All Blacks have at the moment, especially after the Hurricanes' triumph in Super Rugby.
"Looking at our opponent, there'll be a few interesting selection issues to see around the positions I mentioned both openside and No.10 but also for Julian Savea and that wing position which is hotly contested for them as well,” said Cheika.
"Congratulations to them and now they’ll take that into the battle to play against us on Saturday week."