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Bonus point All Blacks smash Wallabies in Auckland

All Black captain Richie McCaw scored two tries and was yellow carded in the match

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Article Published: Saturday 23 August 2014|

New Zealand's All Blacks scored six tries on their way to a 51-20 hammering of the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park.

The All Blacks recovered from last week draw which ended a 17 match winning streak by running in the highest points total they have ever scored against Australia breaking the previous record of 43 points.

The result means that New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup for another year having held it since 2003 and they remain unbeaten at Eden Park since 1994.

All Black captain Richie McCaw was yellow carded in the 13th minute but he returned to the field and scored two tries from line out mauls.

The All Blacks first try came from a penalty try following an infringement in the scrum by James Slipper.

The All Blacks other tries were scored by Julian Savea, Kieran Read and Steven Luatua who went over after the siren.

The All Blacks went out to a 44-6 lead in the 60th minute before the Wallabies launched a comeback and scored two quick tries by Israel Folau and Michael Hooper.

The All Blacks however had the final say Luatua scored the final try of the match which was converted by half back Aaron Smith after Aaron Cruden had gone off.

After last week's 12-all draw in the wet the Wallabies had hopes of breaking their fourteen Test losing streak at Eden Park but on the dry field this week they were out out-muscled in the forwards and outrun in the backs.

The Wallabies got the perfect start as they were awarded a penalty straight after the kick off which Kurtley Beale kicked to put them into a 0-3 lead after the first minute.

That turned out to be the only time that the Wallabies led in the match and even that was for a short period as in the fifth minute Aaron Cruden levelled the scores with his first penalty.

Cruden added another penalty two minutes later and before Beale levelled the scores in the 13th minute when McCaw was sinbinned.

While McCaw was in the sin bin the All Blacks added to their points tally and while Wallaby Rob Simmons was in the sin bin for lifting the leg of an All Black in a maul the Kiwis scored two tries.

By half time the All Blacks were leading 23-6 and although the Wallabies made a good start to the second half and won a penalty for not rolling away they could not add to their points tally until the 60th minute.

In the meantime the All Blacks had scored three tries in the first 20 minutes of the second half to put the match beyond doubt.

The Wallabies second half two try burst made the contest look closer than it was in reality.

The All Blacks next Test is against Argentina's Pumas in Napier in two weeks time while the Wallabies prepare to face South Africa's Springboks at the Subiaco Oval in Perth.

Final Score New Zealand 51 (23) Australia 20 (6)


New Zealand
Tries - Penalty Try, J.Savea, K.Read, R.McCaw 2, S.Luatua
Pen - A.Cruden 3
Con - A.Cruden 5, A.Smith
Drop -
Cards - R.McCaw (13th min yellow), B.Franks (76th min yellow)

Tries - I.Folau, M.Hooper
Pen - K.Beale 2
Con - K.Beale 2
Drop -
Cards - R. Simmons (23rd minute yellow)

Match Officials
Romaine Poite
Assistant Ref 1: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Stuart Berry
TMO : Shaun Veldsman


New Zealand

1. Wyatt Crockett , 2. Dane Coles , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Brodie Retallick , 5. Samuel Whitelock , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Richie McCaw (c), 8. Kieran Read , 9. Aaron Smith , 10. Aaron Cruden , 11. Julian Savea , 12. Ryan Crotty , 13. Conrad Smith , 14. Cory Jane, 15. Ben Smith

Replacements : 16. Keven Mealamu , 17. Ben Franks , 18. Charlie Faumuina , 19. Steven Luatua , 20. Sam Cane , 21. TJ Perenara , 22. Beauden Barrett, 23. Malakai Fekitoa


Israel Folau; Pat McCabe, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Toomua, Rob Horne; Kurtley Beale, Nic White; Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper (capt), Scott Fardy; Rob Simmons, Sam Carter; Sekope Kepu, Nathan Charles, James Slipper

Replacements: James Hanson, Pek Cowan, Ben Alexander, Will Skelton, Scott Higginbotham, Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Tevita Kuridrani

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