Thu, 03 Dec 2020

The All Blacks crushed the Wallabies 43-5 in Sydney on Saturday in the opening Tri Nations encounter.

The 38-point margin is New Zealand's biggest ever win over Australia and also saw them retain the Bledisloe Cup for the 18th straight year.

AS IT HAPPENED | Wallabies v All Blacks

Richie Mo'unga bagged 23 points to ensure bragging rights went to New Zealand coach Ian Foster, who like his opposite number Dave Rennie is in charge for his first Bledisloe Cup tournament.

Saturday's result beats the previous record of 37 points - achieved in 1996 when the All Blacks won 43-6 in the first ever Tri Nations match in Wellington.

Scorers:

Australia

Try: Noah Lolesio

New Zealand

Tries: Karl Tu'inukuafe, Richie Mo'unga (2), Dane Coles, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett

Conversions: Mo'unga (5)

Penalty: Mo'unga

Teams:

Australia

15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 James Slipper

Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Reece Hodge, 23 Hunter Paisami

New Zealand

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Jordie Barrett, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu 3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Karl Tu'inukuafe

Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Dalton Papalii, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 Reiko Ioane

Source: News24

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