18 Aug 2009

Both sides desperate for the win

6:26 am on 18 August 2009

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies name their teams today for Saturday's crucial Tri Nations Test in Sydney, with New Zealand five-eighth Dan Carter expected to return to the starting side.

While Carter's played just three club and provincial games following a lengthy lay-off, his Wallabies opposite Matt Giteau says he's preparing to face a player who'll be at his best.

Australia halfback Luke Burgess has revealed the emphasis at Wallabies training has been on improving their composure and making better decisions.

Burgess says the Wallabies had probably put themselves under pressure by trying to play an up-tempo game and "perfect rugby" when the opportunities hadn't been there.