Loose forward Victor Vito says the All Blacks unwavering respect for Australia is the reason why they've dominated their trans-tasman rivals in recent years.
The Wallabies have beaten New Zealand just four times in the last 22 tests and Australia haven't held the Bledisloe Cup since 2002.
The All Blacks are odd's on favourites to extend that record in Saturday's Rugby Championship-Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney, but Vito says underestimating the Wallabies would be a grave mistake......
Vito says the only reason they have that good records is because they never take them lightly and this week will be no different.
Vito is in a three way race with Liam Messam and Adam Thomson to be named as the All Blacks blindside flanker.
The team is named tomorrow.