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    Australia 7(7) v All Blacks 27(10)

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    Recap

    The All Blacks showed their class in winning the second Bledisloe Cup on Sunday 27-7. They were clinical when it matter and powerful runs by Clarke and Barrett sparked the men in black to lead 10-7 at the break.

    The test started with the Aussies coming hard at New Zealand making all the play in the first few minutes of the game. It was combination of some brilliant lines from them with equally good hands leaving the All Blacks just to defend.

    The hits were hard and with purpose from both sides but it was the All Blacks that won the battle on the ground with some great steals.

    The All Blacks took some time to get their attack going but it was Beauden Barrett that sparked them from the back with some brilliant runs to get them in the Aussies half of the field to force a penalty.

    Richie Mo’unga made not mistake at his first attempt to give the All Blacks a 3-0 lead.

    The All Blacks then kicked into full gear with breaks by Barrett again and some powerful runs from Caleb Clark. Eventually it was Smith that got over for the first try of the match and a 10-0 lead for the All Blacks.

    The Aussies hit back in style with Hanigan that went through Cane defence. Hooper also harged at the All Black defence with a quick recycled ball out wide to Koroibete to get the Aussies first try.

    It was the All Blacks that worked their way back to the Aussies line again with some penalties given away by the Aussies. With great hand to hand stuff from the men in black it took another turnover that stop them meters out from the Aussies line.

    The Aussies had their chances at the end of the first half but some hard hitting defence stopped them in their tracks.

    The teams went into the break with a great half behind them and the All Blacks leading 10-7.

    The All Blacks as they do so many times scored straight after the break with Mo’unga that sent the ball to Goodhue to put Jordie Barrett  over in the corner.

    It was then time for the magic of Caleb Clarke that ripped through the Aussies defence which resulted in Savea going over for another try from the All Blacks.

    This took one back to those powerful runs we saw in the 90’s from the great Lomu.

    The Aussies had the perfect opportunity to hit back but a double movement from Paenga-Amosa was ruled and the All Blacks could exit from their line.

    This was a big blow for the Aussies as they All Blacks worked their way back and with brilliant handling from the All Blacks it was Sam Cane who saw a gab as big as the grand canyon to run through for another try.

    This took the lead for the All Blacks to a 27-7 lead. Again the Aussies had the opportunity to hit back but it was again the All Blacks on the ground that won the battle to exit from their twenty two.

    The rest of the half saw both teams trying their best to breach the other defence but some handling errors due to hard hitting defence saw no points scored in the last quarter of the match.

    The Aussies still had issues in the lineouts and their scrums started to suffer as the game went on. They will be happy with the amount of ball in play and the way they left the All Blacks scrabble in defence to keep them out.

    At the end the All Blacks were just too good on the day and took the win easily at the end.

    Scorers:

    All Blacks – Tries: Aaron Smith, Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane. Conversions: Richie Mo’unga (2). Penalty: Mo’unga.
    Wallabies – Tries: Marika Koroibete. Conversions: James O’Connor.

    Details

    Date Time League Season
    October 18, 2020 4:50 am Bledisloe Cup 2020 Bledisloe Cup

    Results

    TeamTriesConversionsBPPoints
    Australia1107
    All Blacks42027

    Australia

    Position T C P DG
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    All Blacks

    Position T C P DG
     0000