All Blacks retain Bledisloe while Australia slips to 9th in world ranking

All Blacks retain Bledisloe while Australia slips to 9th in world ranking

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 16/09/2022
Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

A match that could have gone either way with 9 tries, 4 yellow cards, and injuries as the All Blacks won 39-37 against the Wallabies in front of over 50,000 fans at Marvel Stadium.

The All Blacks drew first blood 3 minutes in with a try to Samisoni Taukei'aho after a set piece from the line out which was converted by Richie Mo’unga from the corner.

Rob Valetini finally got one back for the Wallabies by powering over Ethan de Groot in the 25th minute.

Locked 10-all at half-time, the first half was a nail-biter with both teams trying to make their mark.

The Wallabies fought back from a 31-13 deficit in the second half to score three tries and stand on the brink of an unthinkable upset triumph.

Half-back Nic White slotted a long-range penalty in the 77th minute to put the Wallabies in front for the first time, only for the All Blacks to win their own penalty and kick for the corner.

Sam Whitelock turned down the shot at goal and the chance to draw the match. The Wallabies repelled the All Blacks maul attempt, winning a penalty which referee Mathieu Raynal says Foley took too long to kick into touch.

From that free kick the All Blacks shifted the ball from the scrum to bash away at the Wallabies line before Richie Mo'unga and Will Jordan combined to put Jordie Barrett in at the corner for the match-winning try well into added time.

The All Blacks will host the Wallabies next Saturday at Eden Park where they haven’t lost since 1986.

Source: NZ Herald


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