It was a brutal performance from the World Champions at home as they totally dominated all aspects of the game to wipe the Aussies of the field on Saturday.
It was the idea performance coach Steve Hansen was looking for as they keep their hands on the Bledisloe Cup yet again beating Australia 36-0.
It was a brilliant first half from an All Black perspective as they hit the rucks and line with some passion.
The handling was much better as the put the Aussies under pressure more than once during that first half.
They were first to put points on with a penalty to take an early lead 3-0. It was not that the Aussies did have their chances but some brutal defence from the All Blacks knocked them back every time.
It was Richie Mo”unga that went over for the first tryline to extend the lead to 10-0. This came after a mistake from the Aussies on attack.
The Aussies had a good period on the All Blacks line but just could not get over. Christian Lealiifano missed two penalty kicks before the All Blacks got over for their second when Barrett saw some space and send Aaron Smith over.
The second half saw nothing change with the All Blacks dominating again.
They were first to score again in the second half with Williams powering over for their third try.
This gave them a 24-0 lead.
The game become a bit one for me and one for you but it was Reece who got his first All Black try with a kick through and out sprinting the Aussies for the line.
The All Blacks were just turning it on controlling the test match as Bridge was at the end of another great buildup.
The All Blacks stood up to a last effort from the Aussies and end the game beating them 36-0 to keep the Bledisloe Cup.
All Blacks: Tries – Richie Mo”unga, Aaron Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Sevu Reece, George Bridge Conversions – Richie Mo”unga(3) Beauden Barrett Penalties – Richie Mo”unga
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