Australia led at halftime just to fade away in the second half to give the All Blacks a bonus point win on Saturday.

The Aussies led 6-5 at half time but it was the magic of Barrett that was just too good for the Aussies in the second half to give them a 38-13 win.

The Aussies had allot to say in the lead up to the weekend test and they showed that confidence in the first half.

Their defence was absolutely brilliant to say the least and they starved the All Blacks from the ball as well.

At one stage in the first half the All Blacks were only dominating the scrums which played into the Aussies hands perfectly.

They had a few chances in the first half to get over the line but some good defence from the All Blacks hold them out.

The Aussies were first on the board with a penalty and played in the right areas of the field as well.

It was not that the All Blacks did not have ball to play with it was the Aussies that scrambled in defence to force mistakes.

The Aussies also slowed the All Blacks ball down which make it harder to attack with and let the Aussies to organize their defence better.

The Aussies stretch their lead to 6-0 with another penalty and left the All Blacks wonder what was going on.

The All Blacks had enough chances but some great defence from the Wallabies force them into mistakes.

Eventually the All Blacks kicked for points, but Barrett missed which led to a twenty-two kick out.

That gave the All Blacks a last opportunity to attack and they put their brilliant skills to show to send Aaron Smith over for their first try.

The two teams went into the break with the Aussies leading 6-5 and allot to play for in the second half.

The All Blacks had the perfect start to the second half with a turnover in their own twenty to score at the other side and give Goodhue his first test try.

Barrett was again the magic man for the All Blacks when he kicked trough a loose ball from a Aussies handling mistake. He showed off his soccer skills to pick it up just before the line and scored his try.

With another turnover the All Blacks scored again after Retallick gave a world class dummy to get over and made the lead 26-6.

The All Blacks dominated almost everything and on attack they gave the ball away in the Aussies twenty-two for them to break out and score on the other side.

It gave them just a sniff to maybe start the comeback.

Two tries from Naholo just put the cherrie on the cake with the first one come off a kick from Barrett again.

This gave the All Blacks a 38-13 lead with minutes to go.

The All Blacks did had to work hard to keep the Aussies out in the last minutes but if you loose seven of your own lineouts you cannot complain.

Asa good as the Aussies were in the first half that poor they were in the second. Barrett again the magic man for the All Blacks having his hand in three of the tries and score one himself.

Said it before anyone can keep the All Blacks close in 40 minutes you need to be able to do so in 80 minutes.

Next week it is Eden Park..




Tries – Jack Maddocks(67′)

Penalties – Bernard Foley(21′) Reece Hodge(10′)

Cons – Bernard Foley(67′)

New Zealand



Tries – Waisake Naholo(75′) Waisake Naholo(74′) Brodie Retallick(63′) Beauden Barrett(52′) Jack Goodhue(43′) Aaron Smith(39′)

Penalties- None

Cons – Beauden Barrett(77′) Beauden Barrett(65′) Beauden Barrett(53′) Beauden Barrett(44′)

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