Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore hailed his team's preparation after they won the Rugby Championship with 27-19 victory over New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday.
The result also kept Australia's hoped of reclaiming the Bledisloe Cup alive.
They produced a dominant second-half performance to prevail in a see-sawing battle for their first victory over New Zealand since 2011.
“It was a good week’s preparation and we really worked hard getting ready for this match," said Moore.
“We fought hard for each other and we were able to get home in the end despite what they threw at us.
“We really hung in there in defence, worked hard and covered for each other. We fought hard for each other and I was really proud of that.”
The Wallabies now head to Auckland next Saturday (15 August) to attempt to win back the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.