All Blacks could unleash barrage of bombs on Wallaby wingers with 40km/h winds predicted

Predicted strong winds at ANZ Stadium might allow the All Blacks to barrage Wallabies wingers Marika Koroibete and Dane Haylett-Petty with an assortment of kicks in the opening Bledisloe Test.

Winds of up to 40km/h are predicted for kick off and Koroibete has at times struggled under the ball dating back to his career in the NRL with the Melbourne Storm before crossing codes.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read said his team, and particularly the kickers, will adapt to the conditions.

"Wind can be a factor, the stadium is obviously pretty large so it'll probably swirl a little bit. We'll get used to that and the kickers might need to adapt," he said.

Dane Haylett-Petty and Marika Koroibete. Source: Getty

"When we get to the ground and we'll adapt to whatever happens."

Tonight will be the first time the All Blacks have been at the Test venue this week after not electing to travel to Homebush for the captain's run.

Instead, the men in black held their training on the eve of the Test at North Sydney Oval, their base for the week.

"We're happy here in a good spot," Read said at the captain's run at North Sydney Oval.

“It takes out the traffic and the boys sitting in the bus for a long time.”

The All Blacks captain says there will be adjustments made with strong winds forecast for the Bledisloe opener. Source: 1 NEWS


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