Tuesday 20 February 2018 / 10:42 PM


The importance of getting off to a good start against the All Blacks can’t be understated, and this has to rank as the Wallabies’ greatest opening to a Bledisloe Cup Test.

The New Zealanders were unable to claim the kick-off in the one-off Test in Sydney in 1994, and Australian flyhalf David Knox immediately hoisted a bomb the way of All Blacks fullback Shane Howarth.

Brilliant Queensland centre Jason Little spied his opportunity, climbing over a flat-footed Howarth on the New Zealand try-line to score a spectacular try.

The Wallabies raced out to a big lead, but were under the pump in the latter stages, clinging to a narrow advantage.

But George Gregan’s famous tackle on a tryline-bound Jeff Wilson with four minutes left saved the match for the hosts, who saluted 20-16 to get their hands back on the trans-Tasman rugby prize.

[YouTube – randOmZ TV]

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