After a year of waiting, the All Blacks chase redemption against the Wallabies in the dead rubber Bledisloe Cup test in Dunedin tonight.
Australia denied New Zealand a record-equalling 17th straight victory with an 18-all draw in the corresponding fixture in Brisbane this time last year, but the All Blacks are overwhelming favourites tonight to make it their 10th straight win of 2013.
How overwhelming I hear you ask? Well, if you put $10 on the All Blacks winning at the TAB, and they won, you would make $1 in profit. If, however, you're feeling extra zany, you could put ten dollars on the Wallabies winning and be $50 richer should they do the unthinkable.
Hope that wasn't too complicated. My name is Steven Holloway and I'll be bringing you all the match buildup, action and analysis tonight. I'll be supported by my trusty right hand man, AKA DJ Cameron Young Writer of the Year winner Kris Shannon.
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The All Blacks suffered late injury losses yesterday with captain Richie McCaw and returning wing Cory Jane both ruled out but Sam Cane has proved an able asset in McCaw's absence this season and Charlie Piutau's arrival as a starting wing provides the All Blacks with a bit of sparkle out wide.
The Wallabies are looking to build on a big last-up win over Argentina in their best performance under new coach Ewen McKenzie thus far.
Much will depend on the effort of number 10 Quade Cooper who starts for the Wallabies against the All Blacks for the first time since his ill-fated Rugby World Cup semi-final at Eden Park in 2011.
Nice to have you with us OTAGO. There was no blog for the South Africa game. We didn't think too many people would be up at 4am NZT to tune in.
All Blacks team:
Israel Dagg, Charles Piutau,, Ben Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea, Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (captain), Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Jeremy Thrush, Charlie Faumuina, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock.
Reserves: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, Brodie Retallick, Steven Luatua, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Tom Taylor.
Wallabies: Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Toomua, Peter Betham, Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Ben McCalman, Michael Hooper, Ben Mowen (vc), James Horwill (c), Rob Simmons, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, James Slipper.
Reserves: Saia Fainga'a, Benn Robinson, Sepoke Kepu, Sitaleki Timani, Dave Dennis, Nic White, Mike Harris, Bernard Foley.
You're from Otago? I never would have known.
It's been a cracking sunny day in Dunedin with 20 degree weather and plenty of shorts on display in the crowd. The stage is set for what will hopefully be an exciting night of running rugby.
Mark Stafford from the TAB has just informed us that some wealthy punter has popped 5k on the ABs leading by between 8-14 at halftime.
I hope he's a wealthy punter. That's a dangerous game to be playing with your life savings. It's paying $4 so would be a $20k return.
Not a bad location to be tuning in from Goodnen. Not bad at all.
The teams are now making their way out onto the pitch. Wallabies first, now we wait for the All Blacks.
The ABs run out to a huge cheer from the Dunedin crowd. Led by Kieran Read they look a fearsome bunch. Grab a brew and get comfortable, it's song time.