Henry senses Wallabies vengeance
October 21, 2010
Graham Henry admitted New Zealand's Bledisloe streak must end...some day © Getty Images
All Blacks coach Graham Henry says the Wallabies' desire to end their losing run against New Zealand is growing into an obsession, claiming he can "see it in their eyes".
Australia's latest chance to halt what has become a ten-match losing streak against their trans-Tasman rivals comes in the fourth Bledisloe Cup test in Hong Kong on October 30.
Henry admitted that such is the Wallabies' hunger for redemption that they will inevitably achieve a victory - but he still hopes to ensure that landmark is as far away as possible by seeing the All Blacks notch win number 11 in Hong Kong.
''There's never any dead rubbers between the All Blacks and the Wallabies, they're always big games,'' Henry told AFP. ''We have had a good winning run against the Wallabies, but they have a huge desire to knock us off and you can see that in their eyes. It's going to be a hell of a big Test match.
"Ten games goes back to 2008, it's a long time. What you can say is at some stage they are going to win, we just hope it is not any time soon.''
Henry said star fly-half Dan Carter was likely to return to the side in Hong Hong having opted to go in for much-needed ankle surgery once the All Blacks had wrapped up the Tri-Nations title.
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