Wed, 24 Nov 2010 6:43p.m.
By Jim Kayes
The All Blacks were in Bath to break up the monotony of touring but after five tests in a row there was no need for the town’s soothing spas.
Captain Richie McCaw says that the team has benefited from the relaxed approach and that they can now really get stuck in.
It means the top side’s set to be named with plenty of power in the midfield combined with lots of pace out wide, some grunt in the pack and though thoughts are turning to home no one wants to finish on a losing note.
Wales are three from 42 against the Tri-Nations teams but McCaw, whose first test as captain was against Wales isn’t taking them lightly.
“It was a tough old day that day,” says McCaw and he’s expecting the same again.
The All Blacks are preparing for Wales to again try to beat them playing attacking rugby.