16 Oct 2012

Aussie back rates ABs best he's faced

5:30 am on 16 October 2012

The Wallabies' utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper is well aware of the daunting task ahead this weekend as Australia prepare to take on an All Blacks side he regards as the best he has ever faced.

But Ashley-Cooper, who has played the All Blacks 19 times since his international debut in 2005, said the injury-ravaged Wallabies were not concerned about an All Blacks side which is on the verge of a world record run of victories.

Instead, they've been focusing more on their rally to beat Argentina 25-19 in Rosario nine days ago.

Ashley-Cooper returns to the side this week having missed the Argentina match after he was knocked unconscious in a tackle the previous week against the Springboks.