06 Aug '11, 10am

Rugby: All Blacks beat Wallabies in Tri-Nations rugby

Rugby: All Blacks beat Wallabies in Tri-Nations rugby

AUCKLAND: An intensive defensive effort by the All Blacks created a 30-14 win over Australia in their Tri-Nations clash Saturday, giving their self-belief a boost in the countdown to the World Cup. It was a long way from a perfect performance from the All Blacks who allowed the Wallabies an advantage with possession. But while Australian attacks were swiftly shut down for most of the match the All Blacks, with Richie McCaw, Piri Weepu and Dan Carter to the fore, were able to find holes around the Australian ruck and out wide. The three tries to two victory in the clash of the world's top two sides ensured the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup, the symbol of trans-Tasman superiority, which they have held since 2003. It also left them on track for an 11th Tri-Nations title in the 16-year history of the competition and gave an insight into the attacking game they are work...

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