All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster believes the Wallabies will benefit from the Waratahs' impressive season in the upcoming Rugby Championship.
The two nations collide in the competition opener on Saturday, August 16 in Sydney in what is a mouth-watering prospect to kick-off matters.
Despite New Zealand having held the Bledisloe Cup since 2003, Foster is convinced this year is going to see a different Wallaby side in action.
"Clearly they've made some gains and they're a lot more comfortable with how they do things and I think the Waratahs' success is going to boost their confidence a little," he told sportal.co.nz.
"But we're also equally happy with where we are at. We're showing some signs.
"We finished June in a reasonably good spot probably similar to them in some ways so we are probably going to both go in pretty well prepared which is maybe a little bit different to 12 months ago."