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Match Report – Bonus point win for All Blacks over Australia

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Coming back from that huge first test defeat at home against the world number one team would never have been easy and it was a huge task for the Aussies to come back and win against the All Blacks in New Zealand.

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The Aussies came out with allot of aggression but sometimes at the wrong places and tried to unsettle the All Blacks with some niggle in the game.

It took the All Blacks eight minutes to get over the whitewash as Dagg dotted down for their first try. The Aussies struggled again in the lineout and All Blacks just was given too many penalties again in the first 20 minutes of the test match.

The Aussies did trade some penalties with the All Blacks before Barrett was again given to much time on the ball to send Dagg away for his second try.

This gave the All Blacks a lead of 15-6 and giving the All Blacks to play their game again.

With the Aussies defense again starting go backwards the All Blacks had again enough time on the ball and going forward for most of the half.

There was allot of niggle in the game and both teams got a warning from the referee early on.

It was not the perfect performance from the All Blacks as they made also too many mistakes on attack but that could have been the Aussies more in their face than last week.

As it is not difficult enough to play against this All Blacks side the Aussies gave away a yellow card just before half time for a late shoulder tackle.

The rest of the half no one could get proper phases together and the All Blacks went into the break with a lead of 15-9.

The second half start much like the first half ended with the All Blacks running the show with ball in hand. The Aussies struggled with defense letting the All Blacks run too far with the ball in contact situations.

The Aussies got a great break to get into the All Blacks half but then again gave a penalty away for off the ball stuff and that lead to some brilliant play that ended in Savea going over in the corner.

This gave the All Blacks a lead of 22-9 after 50 min and totally in control of the match.

Aussies coach rang the changes with 30 min to go to try and change their game but this did not help as their defense was still their biggest problem.

The All Blacks scored their bonus point try with 15 minutes to go as the Aussies gave Ben Smith too much time to run and gave away yet another try.

The Aussies were left with just trying to stop the All Blacks attack and they gave just too many penalties away leaving them not knowing what to do anymore at one stage.

The Aussies did try at the end but just not have any answer to the All Blacks defense and could not cross the whitewash.

At the end the All Blacks not even on full throttle made it look easy against a troublesome Aussie team who will have to get quickly back and avoid the Springboks and Pumas.

Four words about the referee….Worst in the World…

The scorers:

For New Zealand:
Tries: Dagg 2, Savea, Cane
Cons: Barrett 3
Pen: Barrett

For Australia: 
Pen: Foley 2, Hodge
Yellow card: Fardy

man of teh match

 

 

 

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  1. @Timeo:

    Isn’t it indeed… I’d like to see him tested though… it’s all very well playing in a 23 man side where every player is in sync, knows their role and hunt in a pack doing everything well in every facet…

    BArret looks better than he was in Super rugby… Jantjies has gone the opposite…

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