Bledisloe Cup 2020: Dave Rennie happy with first Wallabies win against All Blacks, but isn't getting carried away

Dave Rennie is delighted to have secured his first win as Wallabies coach after beating the All Blacks in a tense Bledisloe Cup encounter, but the Kiwi isn't getting carried away just yet. 

The Wallabies responded from last weekend's record loss to beat their trans-Tasman rivals 24-22 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday night, which saw the All Blacks claim a 2-1 series win. 

While Rennie was happy with his first win, he is far from satisfied as the Bledisloe Cup remains on New Zealand soil for the 18th consecutive year. 

The Wallabies won't contest for the Bledisloe Cup again until next year, but there is still plenty of time to start building towards next year's series, according to Rennie. 

That starts in two weeks when the Wallabies face Argentina.

"You don't win the Bledisloe Cup by winning one and drawing one," says Rennie. "What it tells us is that if we work hard enough for each other we can get results against anyone. 

"But it doesn't count for much tonight unless we back it up against Argentina in a couple of weeks.

"We're trying to grow our game. There's a lot of stuff we haven't had time to do because of the [COVID-19] situation, so [I'm] excited about where we can take this team. 

The Wallabies celebrate their win over the All Blacks.
The Wallabies celebrate their win over the All Blacks. Photo credit: Photosport

"But we're not going to get carried away tonight. It was a great result, but we've got to keep building on that."

Rennie was delighted with his side's fightback after last weekend's thrashing, which saw the Wallabies lose 43-5 in Sydney. 

"We wanted a response tonight and we saw plenty of character out there," says Renne. "We knew we were better than last week and the great thing was we only had to wait seven days for redemption.

"It was great to respond so well."

Join us next Saturday for live updates of the All Blacks v Argentina Tri Nations clash