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Wallabies inspired by sevens golden girls

AAP logoAAP 9/08/2016 Darren Walton

The Wallabies will draw inspiration from Australian rugby's new golden girls as they chase an elusive Bledisloe Cup triumph over the All Blacks.

World Cup vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper says the Wallabies - who haven't won a series against the All Blacks in 15 years - have taken heart from the women's sevens team's conquering of New Zealand in the Olympic final in Rio on Tuesday.

"It was awesome. All the boys set their alarms pretty early to get up. We gathered around the breakfast table this morning to cheer the girls on," Ashley-Cooper said on Tuesday from the Wallabies' camp on the NSW Central Coast.

"It was really good to watch them finish off a really good journey and a really good campaign because they've been very successful, and a lot of the guys in this group have been following their careers individually and also as a collective over the last 12 to 15 months.

"It's really, really special. Not only special for them but special for the game, and everyone was pretty proud to be Australian this morning."

The Wallabies take on the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship opener in Sydney on August 20 and Ashley-Cooper said Australia's sevens triumph would "absolutely" give his squad a lift.

"It's always good to see an Aussie team get over our closest rivals, the Kiwis," he said.

"I'm sure they'll be celebrating in style over there in Brazil."

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