Nic White says the Wallabies will enter Eden Park unbridled by fear of history or an All Blacks retaliation as they look to scale their Mount Everest for the first time in 34 years.
The mention of Eden Park has been enough to send chills down the spine of even the most one-eyed Wallabies fan and perhaps even those pulling on a gold jersey.
Now the Wallabies' quest for a drought-breaking win on New Zealand soil leads them to the famed Auckland venue, where they haven't won since 1986.
Yet a thrilling draw in the series opener is being lauded as the game that may well have breathed new life into the Wallabies and saved Australian rugby.
White says the frustration caused by a missed opportunity will fuel the Wallabies as they look to strike a massive blow in game two of the Bledisloe Cup series on Sunday.
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"The All Blacks will lift to another level," White said.
"I'm not sure how much it is to do with the field and how much it is to do with the result. I've been there a few times after wins and a draw, and that's as much to do with the reaction of the group as where we're playing.
"I don't think it's going to matter where we play them this week, there is going to be a reaction from them. The All Blacks have always lifted after a draw, a loss, or performance they don't think [went] very well.
"We're talking about our reaction this week. There are a lot of guys that haven't played at Eden Park, there are a lot of guys in this group who hadn't played the All Blacks before.
"This is a new group, and we're talking about the reaction we want to get out of a game on the weekend when we thought we could have taken a result.
"We know a lot of the comms will be around what they're going to bring, but we're going to make it about us and what we can bring."
Such is the mindset of the Wallabies new era under coach Dave Rennie, which got off to an impressive start last weekend despite the hollow feeling the mentor and players were left with.
Wallabies legend David Campese has declared the All Blacks' aura is gone, so impressive were the tourists as they climbed up to fifth in the world rankings.
But White has brushed aside that notion, adamant New Zealand are still the side which has given Australia nightmares throughout their 18-year domination of the Bledisloe Cup.
The difference is the Wallabies are not content with getting close enough to upsetting the red hot favourites.
"I don't believe [they've lost their aura]. Do I have belief in us and that we can take it to them? Yeah, but that's not a reflection of them at all. It's a reflection of us and where we're going," White said.
"For one, we're pretty disappointed with what happened in Wellington. That's a different reaction right there. We've got a lot of areas where we've already seen we can fix the detail within the way we want to play the game.
"This group is pretty fresh, we spent three weeks together, there's a lot of belief in the things we're doing and that they'll work."
Rennie's arrival has seen the Wallabies adopt a new game plan with White saying he now feels a little more comfortable taking on the line in attack. His kicking game has also emerged as a vital weapon in the Australian side's arsenal.
The 30-year-old ACT Brumbies star is well-versed enough to steer away from overplaying his hand.
It is after all another area in which Rennie has cried out for improvement as the Wallabies look to storm the All Blacks' fortress.
"Urgency to the breakdown will be key this week. That alone will probably solve a lot of problems," White said.
"We're leaving them a fair bit of time with the ball carrier by himself before we're getting there. They've got threats all across the park that can get on the ball. There's a lot of areas in our game we can clear up.
"The room for growth is huge, that was an area we didn't do well. If we can fix that up, we're starting to see what we're doing, we're attacking pretty well."
With White fresh off arguably his finest game in gold, the Wallabies can ride a wave of belief into Auckland.
BLEDISLOE CUP GAME TWO
Sunday - All Blacks v Wallabies at Eden Park, 2pm.