Mumm expects All Black backlash

Date published: August 10 2015

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New Zealand will come out all guns blazing as they seek to get revenge on Australia according to Wallaby lock Dean Mumm.

The All Blacks went down 27-19 in Sydney, conceding a first defeat to the Wallabies in four years and losing the Rugby Championship as a result.

They will have the opportunity to earn instant revenge with the two sides meeting again at Eden Park in Auckland this week.

And there is more than just All Black pride on the line, with Australia hoping to regain the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002 if they can win at Eden Park, where New Zealand have not lost since 1994.

"I think from us we're expecting a pretty full-on Kiwi response I'd say at Eden Park in front of a crowd that is extremely patriotic in a place that they absolutely love playing," Mumm told AAP.

"They are the best team in the world because they are very, very consistent and they are going home to their favourite ground to play.

"It's a tough task and many teams have struggled there. It's a very big challenge for us, but one we're very much looking forward to."

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