Bledisloe Cup 2020: History cast aside as All Blacks, Wallabies brace for battle

Neither the All Blacks nor the Wallabies are interested in history, when the two teams square off in the third Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney on Saturday.

Since 2000, the All Blacks' winning record in Australia sits at just under 54 percent since, a statistic not lost on skipper Sam Cane.

Victory for the All Blacks would see them raise the Cup in Australia for the first time in over a decade. 

"When it comes to Bledisloe and crunch games they've been on NZ soil, so the shoes sort of on the other foot here this weekend," Cane says.

Australia need to win to have any chance to lift the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.

"We've got to play our best rugby, play the rugby that we've been developing over the last couple of weeks," says captain Michael Hooper.

"We've seen three or four good halves of it,  now we've got to see two tomorrow."

The All Blacks have struggled across the ditch in recent time, which they'll need to get over to put the competition to bed this weekend.

"Our record in Australia isn't as good as it is in New Zealand, there's no hiding from that," says Cane.

Hooper isn't interested in what has happened. He's focused on ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

"I'm not focused on history," says Hooper. "We've got a really good opportunity in Sydney with a really good exciting young team."

Meanwhile, Cane has called for his team to rise to the challenge and take another step up.

"We've tried to improve form one to two, which I think we did and again, we'll be looking to improve from two to three," he notes.

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Bledisloe Cup 2020: History cast aside as All Blacks, Wallabies brace for battle