Bledisloe Cup 2016: The magic the Wallabies need to overcome the All Blacks at Eden Park

Bledisloe Cup 2016: The magic the Wallabies need to overcome the All Blacks at Eden Park

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Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.With thanks to that great English fullback from Stratford-on-Avon, Willie Waggle-dagger, the question before all of us in the Australian rugby community is just what needs to be put in the Wallabies’ magic brew to break the Eden Park voodoo on Saturday night.
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I thought you’d never ask!First, let us throw in some Mintie wrappers, and Phantom comic books, as we invoke the spirit of the late Wallabies manager Ross Turnbull and his famous words on the morning of the Third Test at Eden Park in 1978. After asking the backs to leave the room, he got stuck into the forwards, the hard men, such as Greg Cornelsen, “Buddha” Handy, Gary Pearse and the great Garrick Fay. Simon Poidevin, Tom Lawton, Enrique Rodriguez, Ross Reynolds, Michael Lynagh, Steve Cutler, Alan Jones and Alec Evans celebrate their Eden Park victory in 1986. “Look,” Turnbull began, nodding dismissively to the door that the backs had just retreated behind, “these Phantom comic-swappers and Minties-eaters, these blond-headed flyweights are one thing, and we will need them after the hard work’s done. But the real stuff’s got to be done right here by you blokes.” And so it was!Next we throw in a bit of Greg Cornelsen’s beard, and a smidge of his cauliflower ears. For on that day, no-one stood taller than Cornelson, as he went on to score four tries in a famous 30-16 victory. Our blokes will be needing precisely that spirit on Saturday night. Former Wallabies players Simon Poidevin, David Campese and 1986 captain Andrew Slack at the anniversary lunch in Sydney on Wednesday. Photo: Daniel …

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