All Blacks win Bledisloe Cup for 19th straight year

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New Zealand have retained the Bledisloe Cup for the 19th straight year.

The All Blacks ran out comfortable winners at Eden Park, winning 57-22 in the end. This was their highest ever points tally against the Wallabies.

New Zealand ran in eight tries to three. The match was the second in a three-Test series against Australia.

The Wallabies were six points behind at half-time but a flurry of second-half scores sealed New Zealand’s bonus-point win in a fast-paced, exciting encounter.


New Zealand: McKenzie; Jordan, R Ioane, Havili, Reece; Mo’unga, Smith; Bower, Taylor, Laulala, Retallick, Whitelock, A Ioane, Papalii, Savea.

Replacements: Taukei’aho, Tu’inukuafe, Ta’avao, S Barrett, Jacobson, Perenara, B Barrett, J Barrett.

Australia: Banks; Kellaway, Paisami, To’omua, Koroibete; Lolesio, McDermott, Slipper, Paega-Amosa, Alaalatoa, Swain, Philip, Swinton, Hooper, Valetini.

Replacements: Uelese, Sio, Tupou, Salakaia-Loto, Wilson, White, Ikitau, Hodge.

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