4 Aug 2008

Deans says no progress if no win in Auckland

12:07 pm on 4 August 2008

The Australian rugby coach, Robbie Deans, says if the Wallabies don't win the return Bledisloe Cup test against the All Blacks they've made no progress this season.

Despite guiding ustralia to five straight wins Deans says the great strides they've made will only be confirmed with a win at Eden Park.

Deans' Wallabies face one of the most daunting tasks in world rugby, with Australia not having tasted victory in Auckland since 1986.

Their recent away record is even more cause for concern - they haven't beaten either of their Tri-Nations opponents away from home in 14 attempts.