They’ve Done it Again
New Zealand have secured their 13th consecutive Test win beating Australia 2-1 in Christchurch, securing the Bledisloe Cup for the seventh straight year. After their 48-29 hammering when the teams met in Melbourne last time out, Australia were keen to get a grip on the game early on. Dan Carter’s penalty made it 17-1 at the interval before a scoreless third quarter in a tight second half. Carter’s second penalty with nine minutes left sealed New Zealand’s ninth consecutive win over the Wallabies. The All Blacks need another point from their final two matches to reclaim the Tri-Nations title, with South Africa at a sold-out match in Johannesburg on August 22. New Zealand next face Australia in Sydney on September 11.