Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says Australian Super Rugby teams need to earn respect from their New Zealand counterparts.
Kiwi teams have won the past 33 games against Australian opposition leading into the Brumbies' trip to Dunedin to play the Highlanders on Saturday night.
McKellar says New Zealand teams don't respect their Australian rivals and the Brumbies are desperate to turn that around.
He says that this Saturday is about them going to New Zealand and earning respect as a club and a team.
The Brumbies had defeated the Queensland Reds 45‑21 last week.
They will take on the Highlanders at 7.35pm Saturday.
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