WELLINGTON – The Wallabies are hurting after being humbled on their home turf and want redemption at the All Blacks' Eden Park fortress, prop Adam Coleman said from the team's remote island base Monday.
Michael Cheika's men have retreated to Waiheke Island, 20 kilometres (12 miles) off the Auckland coast, to plot vengeance for their 38-13 drubbing in the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Saturday.
A favourite weekend getaway for Aucklanders visiting its upmarket vineyards, the island will this week host an Australia team desperate to stop the All Blacks claiming the Bledisloe for the 16th straight year.
Coleman said they were disappointed to let a 6-5 half-time lead slip in Sydney by squandering possession and failing at the set piece.
But he believed they could improve in the second match of the three-Test series at Eden Park on Saturday.