Hello and welcome to tonight's live blog of the Bledisloe Cup decider between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.
With Australia's 29-17 win in Sydney last week, it's a straight shoot-out for the Bledisloe Cup as both sides play their final match before they head to England for the World Cup.
The biggest talking point of the week has been the selection of Quade Cooper in the Wallabies starting lineup.
'Enemy Number One' Cooper has not enjoyed a friendly reception in New Zealand in recent times, but Michael Cheika has assured the mercurial first five he is not playing for a World Cup spot when he takes the field tonight.
Richie McCaw said this week that the All Blacks will not give Cooper any more attention than they would any team's first five, but will be desperate for a win in what is likely to be his final game for the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.
Described by Steve Hansen as "maybe the greatest player to have played the game in the modern era", McCaw will officially become the most capped international of all-time when he takes the field tonight, surpassing the record set by Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll.
In the midfield Ma'a Nonu has been preferred to Sonny Bill Williams in one of three changes to the side that lost only their third match since the 2011 World Cup final.
In the second row Luke Romano is out of the side as Sam Whitelock starts, while Victor Vito will wear the No 6 jersey in place of Jerom Kaino.
So there's the preamble, how's everyone feeling tonight? There's just under an hour till kick off and the streets of Auckland are humming. I just got a burger in the central city and the streets are full of All Black shirts, packed pubs and high spirits.
Are you up for this one? Are you nervous for the All Blacks? Worried for Quade? Confident for the Wallabies? Or somewhere in between? Click 'comment now' to share your views and keep me entertained. I'd also be interested to know where you're tuning in from? Last weekend a punter claimed he was watching from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Can we beat that tonight?
Yesterday we posted a story on how to turn $10 into $1280 by betting on four NZ teams to beat their trans-Tasman rivals across four codes this weekend. The SIlver Ferns are into the final after beating England today so that's nearly one quarter of the punt over the line.
Yes Kiwi abroad, I am here for you. What do you need to know? Stats, times, relationship advice?
It was raining earlier today but it has cleared up for the time being. It's actually shaping up like a pretty pleasant night in Auckland.
Are you 7-years old Baxter? Kids these days continue to impress. Welcome on board.
35 minutes till kick off. You have time to shower, order a cheeky curry, drive down to the local and pick it up and make it home for Haka time.
I'll do my best Ben. See above for radio commentary link too if you want the action in your ears as well as your eyes.