10 Sep 2008

Henry says Wallabies last result won't help them

6:07 am on 10 September 2008

All Blacks coach Graham Henry says the Wallabies last result probably hasn't helped them at all heading into the Tri-Nations decider in Brsibane on Saturday night.

Henry has named an unchanged starting lineup for the third straight Tri-Nations match, while Robbie Deans has made 5 changes from the side that was thumped 53-8 in their last match in Johannesburg.

Henry says it's a very competitive series this year, and every match has been more important than the one before it, so they're trying to make sure they get their preparation exactly right.

He says Australia's last result was out of character and his biggest concern is how the Wallabies will bounce back from their humiliating loss.

Henry says it doesn't do them any favours at all and he thinks they'll be hugely disappointed with their performance and the result which will give them more edge and more attitude and the All Blacks don't really need that.

Henry has also denied he is too relaxed going into Saturday's Test and that underneath his "cool demeanour" he is extremely wound up.