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David Campese slams 'arrogant' NZ Rugby, says All Blacks' aura 'is gone'

David Campese slams 'arrogant' NZ Rugby, says All Blacks' aura 'is gone'”

Campese, 57, is certainly no apologist for Australian rugby.

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith gave a scathing assessment of his performance in last weekend's Bledisloe Cup test as New Zealand continued to pick at the scabs of the 16-16 draw with Australia on Tuesday.

The memory of last year's 36-0 shellacking at Eden Park, which followed a resounding Australian victory in Perth, should be front and centre for all parties this week, yet some of the biggest names in the game have seen Sunday's 16-all draw in Wellington as the ideal opportunity to declare Australian rugby's "resurgence" is well and truly on.

He also said the side is still processing their draw on Sunday, with the team still analysing their performance.

If history is anything to go by, the perception was that the All Blacks were expected to win comfortably against Australia and they'll be under extra pressure in the second Test to deliver a comprehensive victory.

"That All Black is aura is gone".

This was a point in the match where in the past the Wallabies could have easily folded against the All Blacks, especially when playing in New Zealand.

"I'm sorry but [Ian] Foster". I don't think he's going to last.

There were chances for both sides to snatch victory in the wind and rain at Wellington Stadium as play swept up and down the field for almost 10 minutes after the final hooter, but in the end they had to settle for a stalemate.

Rugby's governing bodies in New Zealand and Australia have been locked in arguments over the future of Super Rugby and the format of this year's Test-level Rugby Championship.

He was not intimidated by his first exposure to Bledisloe Cup rugby and a lengthy Test career could await the 20-year-old.

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"I'm not sure how much it is to do with the field and how much it is to do with the result", White said.

The second game against the Wallabies is in Auckland on Sunday.

The real promise for the Wallabies is that they will only get better as they spend more time together and they were far from satisfied with the draw, admitting they had areas to work on, particularly at the lineout and the breakdown.

"So no, I don't believe that".

The gritty draw will help Rugby Australia put a horror 18 months behind them, during which the Wallabies slumped to seventh in the world, Cheika left acrimoniously and chief executive Raelene Castle and other senior figures resigned.

But Koroibete light up the Wallabies nine minutes with their first a try to narrow the scores at 13-8.

White said the Wallabies knew how they could be better at the tackle in Auckland. "Then we had to suffer over the last couple over the last couple of minutes".

"We're leaving them a fair bit of time with the ball-carrier by them self before we're getting there when they've got threats all across the park that can get on the ball".

David Campese says the modern All Blacks don't hold any fear factor over the young Wallabies. "But we'll go next week at Eden Park, we're up for the challenge".

"I don't think it's going to matter where we play them this week, there's going to be a reaction from them".



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