Bledisloe Cup 2020: All Blacks' Eden Park winning streak counts for nothing against confident Wallabies

The All Blacks haven't lost there in more than two decades, but they know the comforts of Eden Park will count for little against a Wallabies side that senses history.

The return to their most favoured ground comes at the perfect time for the All Blacks - a side desperate to right the wrongs of last weekend's sloppy 16-16 draw in Wellington.

On the surface, New Zealand certainly don't appear a team under pressure, taking time out after Saturday's training run for fans and family.

But captain Sam Cane is not hiding from the weight of expectation his squad will carry into the second Bledisloe test at Coopers Catch Park (aka Eden Park).

"We're well aware there's pressure, but there's always is lots of pressure that comes with a test match, so we just focus on what we can control," Cane says. 

What the All Blacks have controlled is winning tests at Eden Park.

Not since 1994 have they tasted defeat in Auckland, while their winning streak against the Wallabies dates back to 1986.

But Cane says that record counts for nothing come 4pm Sunday. 

"At the end of the day, it's just another field with a pretty awesome stadium around it. It will certainly help with the fans getting behind us."

Coach Ian Foster agrees with his skipper, acknowledging New Zealand's stellar record at Eden Park, but doesn't see any benefit against a resurgent, fresh Wallabies squad under Dave Rennie. 

"It's a place we love to play," says Foster. "We've documented that well and truly, but it doesn't mean anything.

"It's still about a game of rugby, and we have to go out there and earn the right to have a victory."

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper knows the All Blacks get a boost playing at their spiritual home ground, but one man in their camp who does know how to win there is Rennie - he never lost there while in charge of the Chiefs.

"He hasn't called upon too much of his time there at the Chiefs," says Hooper.

"What we do know is it's a great opportunity for us at Eden Park. It is the same sized oval as last week, albeit in a different city." 

Last weekend's result has instilled a belief within the Wallabies they can change their fortunes come Sunday, but the All Blacks expect it. They've seen it before.

"They'll be coming out here knowing they've got a real opportunity and I think we'll see two pretty desperate sides to put on a quality performance," says Foster. 

But for all the magic of Eden Park, the All Blacks' stellar record will count for nothing, if they can't match the Wallabies physicality.

Outmatched and out-muscled, they were uncharacteristically sheepish at the breakdown last week and it proved costly.

They've talked about it all week, but if they fail to fix it on Sunday, the Ian Foster-Sam Cane era will start on the wrong side of history.

Join us at 4pm Sunday for live updates of the second All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup test

Bledisloe Cup 2020: All Blacks' Eden Park winning streak counts for nothing against confident Wallabies