30 Oct 2009

Cowan not worried about clean sweep but rather a good start

10:52 am on 30 October 2009

Completing a clean sweep over the Wallabies for the year isn't a motivating factor for the All Blacks going into Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test in Tokyo according to halfback Jimmy Cowan.

The All Blacks have won all three of their Tests against Australia this year and a fourth would see the Wallabies become the first Australian team in almost 50 years to lose four Tests in a calendar year to New Zealand.

But Cowan says he doesn't see the Test as about maintaining the dominance they've clearly had this year but rather providing a good foundation for their tour which also involves tests against Wales, England and France.