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Duo’s return boosts Wallabies

ALl BLACKS BENCHMARK:Australia will face stiff opposition against the All Blacks, who are seeking to tie the record for the most successive wins by a top rugby nation

AFP, SYDNEY

“We have been dealing with this on a day-by-day basis ... and the All Blacks have continued their preparations for the test match against Australia as Des Hansen would want them to do,” Shand said.

The All Blacks team will be named tomorrow with the squad leaving for Australia later that day.

The world champions, who have held the Bledisloe Cup since 2003, will be seeking their 17th successive victory, which will tie the record for the most wins by a top tier rugby nation.

The overall world record of 18 successive wins is held by Lithuania.

Hooker Keven Mealamu is expected to earn his 100th Test cap in the match, the third New Zealand player to do so after Mils Muliaina and captain Richie McCaw.

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