New Zealand Thrashes Australia in Anzac Test

New Zealand has downed Australia 26-12 in Sunday’s Anzac test at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane with a performance that marks the Kiwi’s status as rugby world class.

In the first half, the Kangaroos led 6-2 when Sam Thaiday trampled over Kieran Foran in the 13th minute.

After that it was all one way traffic with hulking Kiwi winger Vatuvei crossed twice in eight minutes to give the visitors a 12-6 lead.

By halftime, New Zealand led comfortably with a 26-6 score.

The second half was all about the Kiwis brick wall defence that the Kangaroos could not overcome until Will Chambers outstretched hand cracked it in the 59th minute to make it 26-12”, which was the final score of the match.

For the first time since 1953 the New Zealand Kiwis have inflicted three straight losses on Australia and also celebrated their first victory in a mid-year trans-Tasman Test since 1998 in front of a crowd of 32,681.

The Anzac match in Brisbane had been rescheduled to Sunday due to torrential showers on Friday night.

Article Source: The Australian, Wayne Smith, May 03, 2015.

Image Source: Otago Daily Times

Tags: ANZAC  ANZAC Day  ANZAC match  Australian (The)  Australian Kangaroos  Kiwi rugby league  National Rugby League  Will Chambers  

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