Wallabies can't live with the All Blacks in Bledisloe One
Published: 18 August 2018 Image credit: Getty Images
New Zealand score six tries in comprehensive 38 - 13 win over Australia
The All Blacks outgunned the Wallabies 38 - 13 in the Bledisloe Game One, scoring 5 second-half tries to dominate the game. After a close fought first half, the All Blacks took advantage of numerous unforced errors in midfield with Jack Goodhue running 95 metres to score after a Wallabies mistake.
The result sets up a daunting return match next Saturday in Auckland and the Wallabies will have to vastly improve to have any hope of taking the Bledisloe to a meaningful third match.
The Wallabies lead 6-5 at half time through two penalties, but Aaron Smith's try on the stroke of half time was a warning of things to come. Tries by Goodhue, Barrett, Retallick and a pair from Waisake Naholo punished the Wallabies, with Jack Maddocks' try on his debut being one of the few bright spots for Australia.
After the match Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper expressed his disappointment and admitted that they 'weren't up to scratch tonight'.
Bledisloe Game One Results
Australia 13Tries: Maddocks
Pens: Hodge, Foley
New Zealand 38
Tries: Naholo 2, A Smith, Goodhue, B Barrett, Retallick
Cons: B Barrett 2