Tonight will be the Qantas Wallabies’ final home Test match of the year and last game in front of home fans before the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off.
Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has praised his team’s work ethic this week as they look to claim their first ever Rugby Championship title.
“We’ve had a good week of preparation, we’ve trained hard, we’ve tried to train the way we want to play and I can’t fault the way we’ve prepared,” Moore said.
Head coach Michael Cheika has been tinkering with his squad during the first two Test matches of the Rugby Championship in search of his preferred starting line-up ahead of the World Cup.
“Cheik is trying create a broader squad where everyone can play a role. We’ve seen that in the first two Tests, and this is a combination that he’s picked to get the job done this week,” Moore added.
Stephen Moore has also praised New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw has he prepares to equal Brian O’Driscoll’s world record of 141 Test appearances.
“He’s been at the top of the game for a long time. It’s very tough to stay in the position he has been in for a long time, so I certainly admire and respect that.”
However Moore is focused on his side performing on the big stage tomorrow in front of more than 70,000 people against the world’s best team.
“It’s our biggest home game of the year. We’ll go out there in front of our home fans, and a lot of us will also have our friends and family in the crowd as well, so it’s important for us to represent them in the right way.”