Bledisloe Cup

Kane Hames in action for the All Blacks against Australia in 2016

ABs draft in five for Dunedin

Kane Hames will likely earn a bench spot due to Wyatt Crockett's injury

Wallabies players post one of the All Blacks eight-tries in the Bledisloe cup opener in Sydney

Wallabies fighting to win fans back - Stephen Larkham

Saturday night's test crowd number was the lowest ANZ Stadium attendance for an ABs v Australia Test match.

Lynagh called the Wallabies' basic skills "appalling".

'I can't overstate how angry I am' - Wallabies great

Michael Lynagh has launched a scathing attack on Australian rugby.

Hansen and captain Kieran Read cut satisfied figures at the post-match press conference in Sydney.

All Blacks 'seduced by the scoreboard' - Hansen

The coach refused to let a frustrating end detract from a magical opening stanza.

Cheika said his side's defensive effort "just wasn't good enough".

Cheika blasts dire Wallabies defence

The Australian coach knew exactly where to point the finger after a disastrous first half.

Ryan Crotty celebrates one of his two tries.

All Blacks first-half blitz sinks Wallabies

The rampant world champions piled on eight tries in the win.

Liam Squire.

Wallabies vs All Blacks - As it happened

Match play-by-play and highlights as the All Blacks crush the Wallabies in Sydney.

Wallabies Michael Hooper

Wallabies vowing to attack the All Blacks

The Australians believe the only way to win is to starve the All Blacks of possession.

Steve Hansen during All Blacks training in Sydney

ABs wary of Wallabies ambush

Coach Steve Hansen is preparing for an Australian onslaught in Sydney.

Damian McKenzie.

Hansen backs McKenzie to deliver

Israel Dagg is being rested for the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

Curtis Rona.

Rona to make Wallabies debut

The 23-year old played on the wing during his NRL career.

Sheep line in a formation spelling out 'call me'.

Aussie sheep send message to All Blacks

Hundreds of sheep are reportedly happy the All Blacks are in town.

Liam Squire in action against Ireland in November 2016

ABs with eye on future

Liam Squire's selection over Jerome Kaino could represent a changing of the guard for the All Blacks.

Kurtley Beale.

Beale 'ready to go' against All Blacks

Beale hasn't played for Australia since the 2015 Rugby World Cup final .

Dane Coles chats with Steve Hansen post the 'Game of Three Halves'

Bledisloe Cup will be anything but easy - Coles

The All Blacks hooker isn't reading anything into his sides crushing trial match form.

Adrian Gard is standing trial in Sydney.

All Blacks 'suspected being bugged before' – witness

Adrian Gard is accused of lying about discovering a listening device in the team's Sydney hotel room.

Julian Savea's form hasn't been good enough for the Test selectors.

The Bus misses out on ABs Test squad

Julian Savea has been dropped by the All Blacks for the Rugby Championship.

Sonny Bill Williams

Williams wins appeal

World Rugby said its 'surprised' at the decision by an independent panel.

Michael hooper has previously stepped in as Wallabies captain for Stephen Moore.

Michael Hooper named Wallabies captain

Coach Michael Cheika has backed Hooper as the captain.

John Eales running out on Athletic Park in 1996.

Turning back on haka my greatest regret - Eales

Wallabies great reveals regrets about ignoring All Blacks haka