Wellington - All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock is not underestimating the
Wallabies particularly the lineout threat posed by Adam Coleman and Rory
Ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup
opener in Sydney, Whitelock acknowledged Coleman had shown his competitiveness
"Both of those guys have been really physical with the
way they carry the ball around the breakdown," he told the All Blacks'
"They've been aggressive.
"That's how they're going to play and we've got to make
sue as a team we're ready for that and we have a plan."
Coleman has already laid down a gauntlet by saying the
Wallabies believed they had the ability to end 14 years without the Bledisloe
Cup by beating the All Blacks this year.
Whitelock said there had been no problem making the
adjustment to Test rugby again after four weeks of Super Rugby play in which
time his Crusaders side secured their eighth, and his first, title.
Getting back into camp with the players last week in
Auckland had got them focused on the Bledisloe Cup game straight away.