Wal­la­bies in line for record

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Auck­land: The Wal­la­bies are ex­pect­ing no re­lief from the ram­pant All Blacks as they fight to avoid another un­wanted place in the Aus­tralian rugby record books. No Wal­la­bies team in more than a cen­tury of test match ri­val­ries has ever suf­fered two 3-0 se­ries drub­bings in a sin­gle sea­son. But that is the fate Michael Cheika’s men face if they can’t con­quer the world cham­pi­ons at their Eden Park fortress on Satur­day. A hu­mil­i­at­ing se­ries white­wash on home soil against Ed­die Jones’s resur­gent Eng­land be­fore 42-8 and 29-9 ham­mer­ings at the hands of the All Blacks have left the Wal­la­bies star­ing down the bar­rel. And there could be even more pain to come, with a grand slam tour of Britain throw­ing up the pos­si­bil­ity of the Wal­la­bies en­dur­ing their most test losses ever in a cal­en­dar year. The Wal­la­bies, though, know full well they face a mam­moth task end­ing an in­fa­mous 30-year los­ing streak against the All Blacks at Eden Park, where the All Blacks haven’t been beaten by any op­po­si­tion in 36 Tests stretch­ing back to 1994. NZ Herald

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