Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper admits he is a great admirer of the current All Blacks team and that he regards them as the best he has ever faced.
"These guys are the best in the world, you can't argue with that, and I'd argue that these guys are the best All Blacks side I've ever come across," he told AAP.
"They are absolutely humming at the moment."
New Zealand face Australia in a Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane on Saturday and although they have already won the trophy after victories in Sydney and Auckland earlier this year Steve Hansen's side are set to equal the record for most successive wins in international rugby if they beat the Wallabies this weekend.
The All Blacks' last defeat came against the Wallabies in Brisbane shortly before the start of last year's World Cup.
If they beat the Wallabies this weekend they could match Lithuania's world record of 18 successive wins against Scotland on November 10 with their clash against Italy on November 17 set to be the one where they break the record.
Despite his admiration for the All Blacks, Ashley-Cooper said the Wallabies were not focusing on their opponents' form but are rather aiming to build on their performance in their 25-19 win over Argentina in Rosario two weeks ago.
"We can't really let that be a distraction to us; we have to look back at what we did well on the last week of the tour and use that. Bring that belief out and use it," he said.
"There's nothing to lose and we can go out and have a good crack."