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Bonus point win for All Blacks against Aussies

The All Blacks just shown why they are the best in the world when they beat the Aussies in Australia 54-34 on Saturday

It was made out to be a close test by Australian media leading up to the first Rugby Championship test but the All Blacks already blew the Aussies off the field after 40 minutes.

Six tries against two penalties tells the story and some of the worst defensive performance we have seen from the Aussies in a long time.

It was not something special from the All Blacks just plain and simple rugby doing the basics right and making the tackles.

The Aussies have had no defence to speak of and their attacks lacked innovation and passion.

Rugby matches are won these days on how good your defence is and the rest will follow.

The one thing that the British and Irish Lions showed us to beat the All Blacks was defence and putting them under pressure with defence.

With the tries that come think and fast for the All Blacks in that first half all the Aussies had left to do in the second half was to see by how much they will lose.

The Second half seemed to start the same as the first with the All Blacks to score quickly after the break and made it 54-6.

It was the Aussies that sprang two quick tries together to get points on the board and made it 54-20 after 56 minutes.

The All Blacks were starting to make mistakes and the Aussies gained confidence in attack putting them under attack.

It seems that the communication in defence was also better as the match went on for the Aussies and Beale scored from a turnover in defence to make the score 54-27 after 62 minutes.

It was the Aussies to score again after yet another All Black mistake to make the score 54-34.

This was the end score as well and some hard work for Aussies as they will go to New Zealand next week to face the All Blacks again.

Scorers:

Wallabies – Tries: Curtis Rona, Tevita Kuridrani, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau. Conversions: Bernard Foley (3). Penalties: Foley (2).
All Blacks – Tries: Liam Squire, Rieko Ioane (2), Ryan Crotty (2), Sonny Bill Williams, Damian McKenzie, Ben Smith. Conversions: Beauden Barrett (7).

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