11 Sep 2008

Henry says Tri-Nations timing couldn't be worse

6:46 am on 11 September 2008

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says he couldn't have picked a worse time to be playing the Tri-Nations decider.

Henry says the Wallabies record loss to South Africa just 10 days ago hasn't done the All Blacks any favours at all, and the home side will have more edge and attitude when they run out onto Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday night before a sellout crowd.

The All Blacks were able to name the same side which has won its last two Tri-Nations games, while Robbie Deans made five changes in the wake of their 53-8 loss to the Springboks, and second five Berrick Barnes was ruled out with a shoulder injury.