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Rugby Championship – All Blacks punish poor Wallabies mistakes

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The Bledisloe Cup will stay another year in New Zealand after the All Blacks put 50 points over the Wallabies on Saturday in Round 1 of the Rugby Championship.

The All Blacks punished the Aussies mistakes again as the visitors tried to play with ball in hand from the start. Two intercepts in the match tells the story and with the Aussies not taking opportunities there was only one outcome really.

Even with a man down the All Blacks still control the game due to the Aussies mistakes.

The Aussies had a good start getting an early penalty to get into the All Blacks half but another poor pass saw Ioane intercept and ran from his twenty two to score the first try of the match.

That gave the home side a 7-0 lead early on from another mistake form the Aussies.

Australia relied with a brilliant try moving the ball through their forwards and then out wide to see Andrew Kellaway going over. The conversion was not over which leaved the All Blacks with a 7-5 lead.

The All Blacks were back in the Aussies twenty two and tried their hand at a maul but got stopped by the good Aussie defence and minutes later got another penalty which Richie Mo’unga aimed at the poles but he missed as well which kept the scoreboard at 7-5.

The Aussies sanded strong in defence and forced a penalty. They did not kicked for territory and took a quick take from the penalty to advance to All Blacks twenty but gave the ball away and with brilliant counter attack the All Blacks send Brodie Retallick over to extend their lead to 14-5

Australia again showed some great ability to attack out wide and got themselves back in the All Blacks half. After trying three hand at a maul they forced another penalty which they kicked for points to reduce the lead.

The All Blacks took full advantage form a poor exit kick with Mo’unga coming back at them and with a few phases it was Savea that powered over the line for the All Blacks third try of the test.

Australia setup two massive scrums which ended in a great try for McDermott as he found plenty of space. The All Blacks were lucky not to see a player send to the bin after they have been warned by the referee for given away too many penalties.

That ended the half with the All Blacks leading 21-15. All The All Blacks tries came from Aussie mistakes.

The Aussies started well attacking the All Blacks and forced them back in their own half which saw Savea send to the bin for repeated offences.

That did not stop the All Blacks as they just upped their game and some brilliance form Smith saw Codie Taylor go over. McKenzie knocked over a massive penalty to extend the lead even further minutes later.

As if it was not enough the Aussies threw another loose long pass which found Reece hands to run in another intercept try.

It was really all over for the Aussies from here on end as they kept on loosing shape on defence and making too many errors. The next try came from close range when Codie Taylor got over before Jordan got on the scoreboard for another All Black try.

The Aussie got one back with Kellaway getting his second but it was a little too late for the Aussies.

The Fun Fair comes to an end with the All Blacks scoring an injury time try through David Havili going over.

Scorers:

All Blacks: Tries – Rieko Ioane, Brodie Retallick, Ardie Savea, Codie Taylor, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan, David Havili Conversions – Richie Mo’unga(5)Beauden Barrett(2) Penalties – Damien McKenzie

Australia: Tries – Andrew Kellaway, Tate McDermott Conversions – Noah Lolesio Penalties – Noah Lolesio