As Australia prepares for an arduous game in New Zealand this weekend, Too Good Tuesday recalls a period when the Wallabies were defending world champs and dominated the Bledisloe Cup.
Matt Burke, a genius at fullback or centre, was integral to the Wallabies’ success in the late-1990s and early-2000s. His powerful running game, tremendous pace and outstanding skill were all on display in this solo try he scored against the All Blacks in Dunedin in 2001.
The ace goalkicker’s haul of 18 points helped Australia to a 23-15 victory at Carisbrook.
Burke played 81 Tests for the Wallabies from 1993-2004, racking up 878 points (second only to Michael Lynagh) including 29 tries (equal-eighth in Australian Test history).