New Zealand vs. Australia: Key Battles to Watch

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New Zealand vs. Australia: Key Battles to Watch
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Following on from their untainted Rugby Championship triumph, New Zealand play host to Australia this weekend in the third Bledisloe Cup matchup of 2013.

The All Blacks have already wrapped up the series for the 11th consecutive time with an aggregate scoreline of 74-45 across their two encounters earlier this year.

Having said that, the occasion nonetheless promises to bring two of rugby's biggest giants together once more, the Dunedin hosts on top of their game while Ewen McKenzie's outfit continue to go through their period of transition.

As is ever the case in a meeting of this magnitude, it's the little things that count, and several individual encounters promise to tip the scales one way or another.

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