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.