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Hooper daring to dream of Bledisloe upset

Michael Hooper at Wallabies captain's run on Friday.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is daring to dream of Bledisloe Cup glory after 15 years of New Zealand torment and believes the majority of his teammates are unburdened by the All Blacks' recent dominance.

Dominant All Blacks gone missing

Distant memory: Not since 2016 have the All Blacks so outclassed their opposition it was essentially wasting its time.

The last time the All Blacks played with such verve and excitement that it seemed the chasing pack was wasting its time was in Durban on October 9, 2016.

Genia signs two-year contract with Rebels

Revitalised: Will Genia will ply his trade for the Rebels next season.

Wallabies halfback Will Genia is comfortable with his decision to join the Melbourne Rebels on a two-year deal but says the unfortunate timing of his return to Australian rugby spoiled his chances of a dream reunion with the Queensland Reds.