Wallabies relish the challenge of beating the AllBlacks
James Mortimer 16 Oct 2012 Getty Images
New Zealand’s last loss was at the same ground they will run out onto this weekend, with the Wallabies winning 25-20, a victory that gave Australia the 2011 Tri-Nations title.
However it was a loss that wiped any complacency from the Rugby World Cup hosts, and ultimately Richie McCaw and his team would win the most significant trophy on offer last season.
"It's an exciting prospect (playing the All Blacks)," Deans said.
"They're (the Wallabies) not daunted. They understand they're playing against the world champions and the top-ranked side in the world. But that's exciting for these blokes."
"This is what these guys play the game for. They don't play it for the ease, they play it for the challenge."
But while Deans acknowledged the All Blacks feats, he said the Wallabies were more concerned about their own preparation and game.
"Obviously we respect them but we also respect what we do," Deans said.
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