Wallabies manager Michael Cheika has laughed off suggestions Australia would be favourites going into a initial Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney subsequent week.
It’s been a few days given New Zealand manager Steve Hansen done a doubtful assessment, around a patrol proclamation press release, that a Wallabies would be a bookies’ favourites to win a initial Test of a Rugby Championship.
Hansen’s assistant, Ian Foster, was left to hose down a avowal after in a week though a missive didn’t shun notice opposite a embankment in Australia. Cheika grinned widely when asked about it in Sydney on Friday.
“I was a small bit surprised,” he said. “Hansen’s a excellent coach, he’s apparently a good rugby mind, he’s heading a group that’s a best in a world, he’s a good coach. But we consider he might have had that one wrong since we don’t consider many of his players would trust it to be honest.”
Hansen’s idea was positively to ensure opposite relief in his possess squad. The scars of final October’s detriment to Australia in Brisbane are not unconditionally healed and judging by his comments to reporters a All Blacks manager wants to make certain his players do not take easily a plea in Sydney.