''You don’t need any more motivation than that big Bledisloe Cup": Nic White. Photo: Getty Images
All Blacks historians may have a blank page open in anticipation that the world's No.1 ranked team will provide a record 18th consecutive Test win to document when they play the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium at Homebush on Saturday night.
No doubt, if the All Blacks do win and create a record run of Test success for a top tier rugby nation, it will be a feat worthy of congratulation.
But in the meantime, the Wallabies have not given the prospect a passing thought as they embark on winning back the Bledisloe Cup from the Kiwis – not even if victory by them on Saturday would rob their trans-Tasman rivals of their historic moment.
As Wallabies half-back Nic White said of the prospect on Thursday, as the Bledisloe Cup that the Wallabies last held in 2002 sat on public display at First Fleet Park in Circular Quay: ''[We are] not really thinking about that at the moment.
''There is a big cup there in thought process a long way before consecutive wins.''
As far as White and the Wallabies are concerned, Saturday's Test is ''about putting some pride back in the [Wallabies] jersey and doing our best to win that Cup back.''
''You don’t need any more motivation than that big Bledisloe Cup,'' he said.
''If you need any more than that … I don't know what you are doing.''
Wallabies inside-centre Matt Toomua said he did not even know about the All Blacks' record bid until just before Thursday's public meet and greet at Circular Quay.
''No ... not really,'' he said when asked if the opportunity to stop the All Blacks writing another chapter of rugby history was some motivation.
''I honestly wasn't too aware of it before. It is clearly an impressive statistic, but the fact I just found out about it … we haven't spoken about it this week.
''I guess they will take a bit of motivation out of it, as you would.
''But we are focusing on our personal goals, our own milestones in a sense, too.''