The All Blacks are on a winning streak and are expected to claim another Rugby Championship title with a victory over the Wallabies.
New Zealand has been dominating the competition, and their recent 35-20 win against the Springboks puts them in a favorable position to secure the championship. The Wallabies, led by coach Eddie Jones, have struggled to find success and a recent defeat to Argentina highlighted the work that still needs to be done.
The All Blacks have improved since their unexpected loss to Argentina in August 2022 and are on a nine-match unbeaten streak. Their strong form raises concerns for other teams heading into the Rugby World Cup in France.
The Wallabies will have a tough challenge ahead of them to disrupt the All Blacks’ dominance. They will need their forwards to step up and perform well against New Zealand’s powerful pack. However, it is unlikely that the home crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground, with 85,000 fans in attendance, will be able to affect the outcome of the match.
The game will be crucial for players like Carter Gordon and Jordan Petaia of the Wallabies, who will need to perform under pressure. However, the All Blacks’ experienced players like Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith will likely have an edge in their positions.
Overall, the All Blacks are favored to win comfortably, and a victory would secure another Rugby Championship title for them.