Scone-born and Maitland-raised halfback Nic White is feeling right at home at Wallabies’ base camp in the Hunter as the side prepares to go head-to-head with New Zealand on Saturday night in the third Bledisloe Cup Test.
With a draw and a loss under its belt so far, Australia needs a win to tighten its grip on the Bledisloe.
“I think everyone knows we’ve got a job to do, the Bledisloe’s up for grabs, so we’re very focused, very set on task, it’s a good feeling,” White said.
“Are we good enough? Yes. Do we have confidence in ourselves as a group we can do it? 100%.
“For us, it’s just what are we doing well? And let’s keep doing that.”
After two matches in enemy territory, White told the media at a press conference in Pokolbin yesterday that the Wallabies can’t wait to be back in front of a home crowd at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
“It’s a huge advantage for us to have the Bledisloe still alive and knowing we have two games at home in front of our fans,” he said.
“I think, whilst we were confident over there, it’s a different challenge in New Zealand.
“To be home, it’s hard to describe it, but running out in front of your home fans I know certainly for me in front of your family, it’s something else.”
Isi Naisarani joined the training camp today, despite initially being left out of the initial 44 man squad.
With torrential rain lashing parts of the state on Monday, wet weather is also predicted for Sydney on Saturday, meaning some changes may be made to the side’s line up.
“We back ourselves in both conditions but the game plan will change a little certainly around the halves positioning, that’s weather dependent,” White said.
Following the clash, the Wallabies will then tackle New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium on 7 November, before heading to Newcastle to take on Argentina on 21 November.