Wallabies back rower David Pocock says his team is relishing the chance to take on the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
Australia has not defeated New Zealand at the ground in 30 years.
Pocock, 28, was not even born when Andrew Slack’s team recorded the now historic victory in 1986.
“It’s been a long time between wins for the Wallabies and a number of teams, it’s a big challenge but that’s exciting in sport,” Pocock said.
The All Blacks have won 35 matches in succession at Eden Park, 16 of them against the Wallabies.
“They’re the number one team in the world playing at a place they haven’t lost in a long time so we’ll give it our best shot,” Pocock added.
The All Blacks secured the Bledisloe Cup by winning the opening two tests in Sydney and Wellington.
Pocock said the team had come a long way since then.
“We’ve learnt a lot,” he said.
“I think a lot of the learning has been for individual guys to step up to a higher level.
“If you drop off for 10 minutes that’s the game, especially against New Zealand.
“Our start in Sydney let us down and in Wellington we dropped off [so] they capitalised.”
Pocock has not played since breaking his hand in the Wallabies’ win against Argentina in Perth last month, but looks set to return to the field in Saturday’s game.
He will be tested with a contact session today but said his hand recovery was progressing well.