18 Aug 2009

Nonu says All Blacks are on the way up

6:26 am on 18 August 2009

Some fighting talk from All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu... he's warning New Zealand has a lot of room for improvement heading into Saturday's Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia.

The team's talking tough with both Nonu and fullback Mils Muliaina stressing to reporters yesterday their team has a lot to work on following successive losses in South Africa.

Nonu's hoping the anticipated return from injury of five-eighth Dan Carter will add some fluency to their backline and will go up a gear.

The Australian media weren't allowed into the All Blacks training session yesterday.

Muliaina says the emphasis was on skill aspects and making sure Carter was "up to speed" with what the team was doing.