The All Blacks haven't lost to Australia at Eden Park since 1986. But is that really a factor? The better history might be the past 10 clashes between the two teams, the last one of which was won by the Wallabies before the Rugby World Cup.
See how the two sides have fared in recent times, ahead of Sunday's crunch encounter:
August 27, 2011, Brisbane - Wallabies 25 - All Blacks 20
Radike Samo ran straight through Adam Thomson and Zac Guildford had a case of the dropsies as the Wallabies won the Tri-Nations title.
August 6, 2011, Auckland - All Blacks 30 Wallabies 14
The All Blacks produced an almost complete performance to secure the Bledisloe Cup for a ninth straight year.
October 30, 2010, Hong Kong - Wallabies 26 - All Blacks 24
For a dead rubber, there was ample bounce in Bledisloe IV. Too much for the All Blacks, they lost their unbeaten record in what was the most gripping finale to a test in many years.
September 11, 2010, Sydney - All Blacks 23 Wallabies 22
Down 22-9 heading into the final quarter, two late tries from Richie McCaw and Kieran Read set up a dramatic victory for the All Blacks.
August 7, 2010, Christchurch - All Blacks 20 Wallabies 10
The match started at a frantic pace with three tries in the opening 13 minutes before defence dominated proceedings.
July 31, 2010, Melbourne - All Blacks 49 Wallabies 28
The All Blacks romped home with seven tries against a Wallabies side reduced to 14 men when Drew Mitchell was sent off before halftime.
October 31 2009, Tokyo - All Blacks 32 Wallabies 19
Dan Carter was perfect with the boot and finished with 22 points as the All Blacks completed a clean sweep over Australia in 2009.
September 19, 2009, Wellington - All Blacks 33 Wallabies 6Carter once again led the All Blacks to victory as as Cory Jane, Ma'a Nonu and Joe Rokocoko all crossed over. A Matt Giteau penalty and a Berrick Barnes drop goal was all Australia could muster.
August 22, 2009, Sydney - All Blacks 19 Wallabies 18
Nonu scored the only try in a match decided by the boots of Carter and Giteau.
July 18, 2009, Auckland - All Blacks 22 Wallabies 16
Stephen Donald kicked four penalties and a conversion and a Piri Weepu kept composure to direct the All Blacks to victory at Eden Park. Will history repeat?
- HERALD ONLINE