Wheel Blacks ready to tussle against Australia in the Asia-Oceania Championships

Playing against Australia isn't the only thing the All Blacks and Wheel Blacks rugby teams have in common this weekend.

The Wheel Blacks open the Asia-Oceania Championships in Auckland on Sunday night, and it will be the first time in eight years New Zealand have hosted the event.

And one of the members of the Wheel Blacks used to be a teammate of Anton Lienert-Brown and Damian McKenzie.

The winner of the Asia-Oceania Championships will quality for next year's world championships in Australia.

Australia are the defending world champions and also paralympic champions, while New Zealand are currently ranked ninth in the world.

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