Opinion: A Wallabies backline that could beat the All Blacks

By Sam Ryan There is a long, long list of things that need to go right for Australia if they are to beat the All Blacks in the opening Test in Sydney next month and give themselves a shot at winning the Bledisloe Cup. New Zealand will rightfully go into the opening match as a Winx like odds on favourite, but that doesn't mean the Wallabies can’t cause an upset. Just ask the Irish! While we’ll obviously need a near perfect 80 minute performance, parity at set piece and our fair share of luck, Michael Cheika and his coaching staff must also pick the right side to take on the Kiwis. I’ll leave the forwards debate to smarter heads and today focus on the backline that I believe can challenge the All Blacks. For me, it comes down to selecting the right 12,14 and 15 combination, in the hope of getting the most out of Australia’s two best attacking weapons, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale. To do that, I’d start with the following backline: 9) Genia, 10) Foley, 11)
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