Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika laughs of Steve Hansen’s favourites tag

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WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika has laughed off suggestions that Australia is favourites for this year’s Bledisloe opener against the All Blacks on August 18 in Sydney.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, a master at stirring the pot, made the audacious claim on Monday after selecting another formidable 33 man squad for this year’s series.

Winners of the past two World Cups, the All Blacks have lost just eight of their past 100 Test matches to be the most dominant team in international rugby history.

Hansen played the underdog card on the basis of the Wallabies’ 23-18 victory in last year’s dead rubber in Brisbane, the most recent meeting between the trans-Tasman rivals.

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