1 Nov 2008

Deans expects usual high intensity in Hong Kong

12:14 pm on 1 November 2008

The Bledisloe Cup isn't on the line but Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is expecting nothing less than the usual high-intensity Test match when his side plays the All Blacks in Hong Kong.

It's the first Bledisloe Cup match on neutral territory but the All Blacks have already secured the trophy for the sixth straight year, with a 2-1 series lead.

But Deans says the simple fact the game is a Test match will ensure there's the usual intensity.

The Bledilsoe Test precedes Tests against Italy, England, France and Wales on successive weekends before the Wallabies complete their longest tour in the 13-year history of professional rugby with a mid-week clash with a Barbarians World XV side at Wembley on December 3rd.

The All Blacks go on to play England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Munster.