Wallabies v All Blacks: Bledisloe Cup 2018 live blog, score, start time

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IT’S been 16 long years since the Wallabies raised the Bledisloe Cup. The Australians can ease the pain, and put one hand on the trophy, with victory at ANZ Stadium tonight.

With the second Bledisloe Test being played in Auckland, where the Wallabies haven’t won since 1986, it’s vital that Australia claim the first match of the three-Test series.

Despite their TAB status as $6.50 underdogs Michael Hooper and his Wallabies and his men are confident of creating history.

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“We’ve got to a point here where we’re ready, we’re good to go,” Hooper said.

“The expectation is only as great as the one we put on ourselves, and that’s high.”

Both sides lost players to injury in the lead-up. Australia will start without props Taniela Tupou and Scott Sio while the All Blacks lost tight-head Ofa Tuungafasi.

The women’s Wallaroos put in a brave performance but eventually went down 31-11 to the Black Ferns who have extended their winning streak to 16 over the Aussie team.

Coach Dwayne Nestor would be happy with the way the team is building towards the 2021 World Cup.

The Wallabies clash to kick off right now!

Read The Daily Telegraphs live blog feed here.

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