15 Sep 2009

Wallabies keen to end Tri-Nations on a high note

7:31 am on 15 September 2009

Australia is determined to prove the Tri-Nations win over South Africa was no fluke in this weekend's final match against New Zealand in Wellington.

Both sides are out of contention for the title after the Springboks wrapped up the series by beating the All Blacks in Hamilton but there is still plenty to play for.

The winner will avoid the ignominy of finishing in last place while the Wallabies want to build on the momentum they started when they upset South Africa 21-6 in Brisbane the previous week.

Coach Robbie Deans is wary of writing off the the All Blacks, saying he was impressed by their strong second half comeback.

And first-five Matt Giteau says if the Wallabies don't perform in Wellington, then the win in Brisbane means nothing.