The All Blacks prevailed 43 to 5 and also won the Bledisloe Cup. The two oceanic rivals will meet again next Saturday. The Pumas will debut on November 14.
The New Zealand team beat Australia 43-5 on Saturday at the start of the Rugby Three Nations, which takes place on Australian soil and in which Argentina also participates. With this victory, the All Blacks also obtained the Bledisloe Cup, a trophy that both oceanic rivals play annually.
The match was played at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, with a capacity for 83,000 spectators, but only occupied by 25,000 due to health protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the arbitration of New Zealand Ben O’Keeffe.
New Zealand’s points were achieved with tries by Richie Mo’unga (two), Karl Tuinukuafe, Dan Coles, Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett, five conversions and a penalty from Mo’unga, while the local added a try with Noah Loesio .
The match was defined in the first half, with the sweeping New Zealand national team, guided by a notable opening half as Richie Mo’unga, who made two tries and was very close to adding a third, overflowing wherever he wanted the wallabie defense under the rain.
The union of the ability and precision of the All Blacks and the errors of the locals, with inexplicable losses of balls, made that first half an exhibition of the New Zealanders, who went to rest with a 26-0 that practically assured them the victory.
In the second half, the actions did not have the continuity of the first, the All Blacks did not play with the same intensity, although they again broke the local ingoal, and the game became confusing.
In Australia, the starting debuts of scrum half Noah Loesio (born in New Zealand) and center Irae Simone stood out, while All Blacks wing Caleb Clarke, the new Jonah Lomu for many, went unnoticed in the actions.
In this way, New Zealand, the candidate to win the contest, came out on top and, with an offensive bonus point, added five units.
For the second date of the Three Nations, which this time is not the Rugby Championship due to the desertion of the South African team, current world champion, the Wallabies and the All Blacks will play again next Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane at 5.45 ( Argentina time), in the match that will also serve as the closing of the Bledisloe Cup.
The Pumas will debut on November 14 against New Zealand, for the third date at the Bankwest in Sydney at 3.10 (Argentina time).
The Bledisloe Cup was held for the 18th consecutive time by the All Blacks, as the best of four matches is defined and in the first two New Zealand drew 16-16 (in Wellington) and won 20-7 (Auckland). To this he added another triumph this Saturday, for which he reached a 2-0 in victories that is already unmatched.
Australia: Dane Haylett-Petty; Filipo Daugunu, Jordan Petaia, Irae Simone y Marika Koroibete; Noah Lolesio and Nic White; Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper and Ned Hanigan; Matt Philip and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto; Allan Alaalatoa, Brandon Penga-Amosa and James Slipper. Coach: Dave Rennie.
New Zealand: Beauden Barrett; Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue and Caleb Clarke; Richie Mo’unga and Aaron Smith; Hoskins Sotutu, Sam Cane and Shannon Frizell; Samuel Whitelock and Patrick Tuipulotu; Ofa Tuungafasi, Dane Coles and Karls Tu’inukuafwe. Coach: Ianm Foster.