23 Jul 2008

NZ still best team, says Adam Ashley-Cooper

1:01 pm on 23 July 2008

The All Blacks remain the biggest challenge for the Wallabies, says the utility Adam Ashley-Cooper, despite the Australians' win over the world champions South Africa last weekend.

That Test had a bad result too with the Wallabies' inspirational skipper, the burly centre Stirling Mortlock, ruled out on Tuesday after a head knock.

Ashley-Cooper says New Zealand's still the team to beat and Australia is looking forward to the challenge.