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Wallabies' All Blacks preparations won't change due to Brumbies

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James Mortimer     30 Jul 2013     Getty Images

The long drought is something that McKenzie and a few senior Wallabies have stated is the main target for The Investec Rugby Championship, and the first step was the naming of a 40-man squad last week.

The weekend saw the All Blacks name their first selection, without Chiefs players, and the first camp will be held this week.

The Brumbies have usurped traditional powerhouses Queensland and NSW with the most players in the Wallabies squad with 12, and McKenzie said it was important that there was Australian representation in the final Investec Super Rugby match of the season.

“We definitely want to have a presence in the final,” McKenzie said to AAP.

“It's great that they're mixing and flying the flag for Australia. It gives us a bunch of guys coming in who are in-form that are match hardened."

The late introduction of Brumbies will not be an issue for the Wallabies as they prepare to open The Investec Rugby Championship hosting the All Blacks in Sydney on August 17, with the Australian’s needing to beat the World Champions twice this year to win the Bledisloe Cup.