Sunday 17 December 2017

Rising Australia hope to expose Carter absence

Daniel Carter. Photo: Marty Melville, Getty Images
Daniel Carter. Photo: Marty Melville, Getty Images

Peter Bills

The small matter of the Lions tour now out of the way (in southern hemisphere eyes, at least), the spotlight now turns onto the 2009 Tri-Nations, starting in Auckland tomorrow.

New Zealand against Australia is to the first match of a new Tri-Nations campaign, what Liverpool v Manchester United would represent on the opening day of a Premier League season.

New Zealand bring some intimidating artillery to this contest. They have been Tri-Nations champions for four successive years, have won 57 of 66 matches under Graham Henry's tutelage and have won the Bledisloe Cup against Australia five successive times.

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