Oz don't 'respect' All Blacks

2011-08-03 07:30

Wellington - All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen says the Wallabies no longer fear the All Blacks and probably don't even respect them, but that won't be New Zealand's motivation when the teams meet in a Tri-Nations rugby match on Saturday.

Australia has been bullish this week about the chances of its talented young team beating New Zealand in New Zealand for the first time in 11 years and at Auckland's Eden Park - venue for this year's World Cup final - for the first time since 1986.

Australian selector David Nucifora said because most of the current Wallabies are young and new to international rugby they are unaffected by hoodoos or history.

Nucifora said young Wallabies were more likely to be excited by the challenge of playing New Zealand than daunted.


  • cupid - 2011-08-03 07:41

    really? If they didnt fear the ABs then how the same core of this wallaby lost 10 straight games to the ABs and while only winning a dead rubber game in HK last year. Even the boks would never reach this losing streak. Another example of hype talk from the Aussies. You saw it after the Reds won they talked up the Wallabies then they get smacked by Samoa lol.

      RJ - 2011-08-03 08:13

      How could Thr young team Hammer our schoolboy team :) They have reason to be exited nobody fears the Bok or respects them anymore, I'm sure even Fiji will fancy thr chances, at the breakdown and lineouts, scrums...

      Creeky - 2011-08-03 11:07

      Looks like some of the chirps the Bok's made, whilst 'down-under' has rubbed off onto the Wallabies... Question tho: What is there to RESPECT about the AB's???? Filthiest Players in the Rugby World!!!!

      maycenz - 2011-08-03 11:39

      @ Creeky - You don't respect the All Blacks because they are filthy? In what way are they filthy? Are you an Aussie or a SAF? I respect the SAF team more than any other team and love playing them but I still respect the aussie rugby team (doesnt mean i like them though) as why should i disrespect them?

      Paddy - 2011-08-03 13:39

      Walk in the park for the AB team.AB's with at least 12

  • -141-Sean - 2011-08-03 07:55

    Dream on aussies

  • chiepner - 2011-08-03 07:57

    Do the Aussies never learn. I remember all the talk about England before a world cup quarter final. Yet all the talk in the world do not mean a thing once you step onto that pitch.

      MB1810 - 2011-08-03 08:19

      You can say that about our guys aswell, full of promises before the big games, but never quite living up to it on the pitch.

  • BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-03 08:13

    Can you believe old Divvie stating in Parlement yesterday that he in the coaching staff deserves medals for outstanding performance the past four years,and this is not a joke he realy did say it

  • Dan - 2011-08-03 08:21

    Given the general Aussie culture, this is not really news. They don't even respect their parents, so why would they respect the All Blacks.

      firefighter - 2011-08-03 08:58

      You are clearly the ultimate defenition of the word ARSEHOLE

  • Phelan Wulf - 2011-08-03 09:38

    I am really looking forward to this game. Probably going to be THE game of the Tri-Nations. If the AB's can shut down Genia, then all of a sudden Cooper will look quite ordinary. Going to be a great game of rugby!

  • UTU - 2011-08-03 10:21

    That's Dingo Dean's/Cantab/NZ coaching style coming through, Dean's isn't the most respected man in NZ either, great player for Canterbury but not the best coach--------his record shows. Banter before the game is well and good but let the boys on the field do the talking-------Australian media and websites don't show Deans as a respected man/coach either.

      UTU - 2011-08-03 10:25

      ps.......He has one of the worst records in History as a coach, well done for beating a "B" Bok team but Samoa showed you that your depth is suspect, big words for a man that spat the dummy because Henry was chosen.

  • jk - 2011-08-03 10:43

    28-22 win for aussies

      UTU - 2011-08-03 10:53

      Close score jk, I reckon AB's by 12.

      Maori - 2011-08-03 11:57

      Dream on JK, you clearly do not understand rugby. Read my rugby posts under other articles and udnerstand why the AB's will beat the Aussies by at least 15.

      jk - 2011-08-03 14:28

      maori- of all the clown on this blog i know i understand rugby... aussie to win 28-22

      Maori - 2011-08-03 14:44

      JK, if you say so! Enjoy the game between two real powerhouses.

      jk - 2011-08-03 15:11

      i will maori, cant wait my son

  • Josh Brown - 2011-08-03 11:04

    Most Aussies including myself dislike everyone, kiwis, saffas, french, english, irish....... After all most of us are descended from convicts ( england ireland wales).... Why should we have to respect anyone?? That makes us tough as people.... We are still funnier than South Africans though :) GOOOO THE WALlABIES!!!

      jk - 2011-08-03 11:15

      only the aussies laughs at their own jokes...

  • sheepdog - 2011-08-04 09:12

    Can you people read? Which part of "All Blacks assistant coach" made the comment wasn't clear....why the Aussie bashing for being arrogant - NO Aussie is quoted here.

  • Joshua Austin - 2011-08-07 16:05

    This didn't happen at all... Wobbly Wannabies look stupid now!

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