Wallabies determined to end All Black streak

Wallabies and Waratah forward Dean Mumm says that the current Wallaby squad is the most determined that he has been involved with.


The Wallabies have lost their last ten matches against the All Blacks and are determined to bring their losing streak to an end as the All Blacks have a mental edge over them


“It’s hard to isolate this feeling above others but the longer it goes the more determined you are to get that win,” Mumm told AAP.


“There’s a level of confidence there.


“It’s hard to talk about it midweek before the game, I’d love to be talking about this on Saturday night after a victory.”


Wallabies Assistant coach Jim Williams said the side’s motivation was palpable at training.


“There’s certainly an edge,” he said.


“The way the players have interacted with each other has been excellent and the way they’ve brought that intensity to training, especially during our opposed sessions, it’s obvious to see.”


Williams says that he draws on his experience from a tough period with Irish Heineken Cup stars Munster in order to deal with the streak against the Kiwis.


“It’s a matter of just keep believing in what you’re doing,” he said.


“Irrespective of the personnel that you have and who’s around, irrespective of injuries, it’s just believing in what you think you’re doing is right.”


The Wallabies that they will be able to overcome a lack of match-fitness and that they will be able to use their freshness as an advantage against a host of All Blacks who have recently been involved in NZ’s domestic competition.


“It’s just something that’s always there but the way (trainer) Pete Harding’s given the boys a bit of time off and then got them back into training’s been going very smoothly,” Williams said.


“Through the camps we’ve certainly put them through their paces and worked on things we feel we need to work on moving forward.


“Obviously the contact area’s going to be important and around that game management side of things.


“I think we’ve got the boys in the right frame of mind.”


While the Wallabies will be trying to end a losing streak against the All Blacks the Kiwis themselves are on a winning streak against all teams that will see them become the most successful rugby team of all time if they get through the year and remain unbeaten.

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