The Wallabies take on world champions the All Blacks at ANZ stadium this Saturday night. The last time the Wallabies lifted the Bledisloe Cup was 2002 when Matt Burke sunk a penalty goal on full time to steal victory. Since then, well let's just say it's been a very long decade for Wallabies supporters. But after their clean sweep against Six Nations Champions Wales, the Wallabies look more primed than ever to reclaim the Cup. We must win game one, but ANZ Stadium has been a happy hunting ground in years gone by. So get some gold clobber on, head to Central and jump aboard the train to Victory (Homebush, that is).
There's nothing worse than missing a meat pie while you wait in the queue for one. So head round Surry way a bit earlier and tackle some tapas at the revamped Bodega. Try the famous fish fingers and get those vocal chords warmed up with a few beers, or a stiff cocktail!
Who to watch?
After much contractual confusion, Sonny Bill Williams will take the field for the All Blacks! Rugby's (League and Union) biggest name will make up the most intimidating centre combination in world rugby with fellow destroyer Maa' Nonu. With veteran Dan Carter inside them, this could spell big trouble for the Wallabies. But we're not short on strike power either. Will Genia, Digby Ioane and Kurtley Beale can all turn a game in a moment of brilliance.
But the biggest clash will be between the two openside breakaways, each captaining their side. All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw is the greatest player of the modern era. Before the World Cup semi last year, Time Out suggested he was past his prime... won't be doing that again. Our man David Pocock has been flawless in 2012, though. Look for these two warriors, underneath the scrap heap, battling for 80 minutes.
After one of the worst performances in memorable history against Scotland in Newcastle, the men in Gold gathered some good momentum in the Wales series. But it'll be a huge step up to beat Richie and his men. Aussies, by a point, in the last minute (well, here's hoping).
Head to the Shakespeare to debrief. Just a short stroll from Central, the Shakey is the perfect place to have a few cold ones and get your bearings on the evening. And don't be deterred by the staffs' hipster aesthetic, they love a bit of footy chat! Especially Toby.
Across the codes
The Swans take on the Western Bulldogs in Melbourne on Sunday at 3.15pm – also known as beer o'clock. You know what to do.