Brisbane prepares for Bledisloe Test


Two former Queensland Rugby Union players, Geoff ‘Bunter’ Shaw and Tony Shaw have been inducted into the Wallaby Hall of Fame.

They join Francis ‘Wally’ Meagher as the three 2012 inductees.

Katlynn Bradder-Denning reports.

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Tony and Geoff are both former Wallaby Captains who played during the 70s and early 80s.

They say it isn’t just their own performance which earnt them a place in the Hall of Fame.

Tony Shaw, Wallaby Hall of Fame Inductee: “But this honour is not just reflective of us but more so of the teams we played with over the times but again a great honour.”

And some advice for the current Wallabies, ahead of this Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup Test.

Tony Shaw, Wallaby Hall of Fame Inductee: “We’ve really got to have that step forward Wallaby attitude again in everything that we do.”

Certainly it’s advice lock Sitaleki Timani is keen to follow.

Sitaleki Timani, Wallabies Lock: “On Saturday we’ve got nothing to lose, I’m just going to get in there and play our game.”

One Kiwi fan is convinced the All Blacks will take out the hat-trick.

Vox 1: “I’ll have a number of friends going to the game on Saturday night they’re really excited about it, we know we’re going to win.”

The grass is cut and the beer is stocked.

Suncorp Stadium is expecting a sell out crowd of 52,500 people.

But for those without tickets, Caxton Street is the place to be.

Stewart Bensley, Hotel LA Manager: “We’ve got probably eight plasmas in the hotel so they’ll all be on the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday night.”

It’s been 14 months since the All Blacks lost to the Wallabies.

On Saturday, they’re chasing a record 17th straight win.

Katlynn Bradder-Denning, QUT News.