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Wallabies loss haunts Richie – Richie McCaw says he still can’t get over the 26-24 defeat to the Wallabies that denied the All Blacks a chance to break the winning streak record.
Lithuania currently hold the record with 18 straight wins after beating second tier teams like Serbia. If the All Blacks had to beat the Wallabies in Hong Kong, their 38-18 win against Ireland would have been a new record.
McCaw believes they should have closed out the match against the Wallabies.
‘It still annoys me, I would have liked to have won that game, I tell you, but that happened and we took some good learnings from it,’ said McCaw. ‘That [world record] was one of the things that would have been nice to have in the box but it wasn’t to be and you just have to get on with it don’t you?’
McCaw added that the team learnt from that defeat.
‘There were times we put ourselves under pressure and I think you saw a little bit the following week against England too when we put ourselves under our own pressure, rather than the opposition. That was certainly one of the lessons we had.’