Rugby – Bledisloe Cup ’18: New Zealand Lift The Trophy
New Zealand won the Bledisloe Cup for a sixteenth sequential year with a 40-12 triumph over Australia in Auckland.
The Bledisloe Cup is a yearly three-coordinate arrangement between New Zealand and Australia, with the third match occurring in Yokohama, Japan on October 27.
16 consecutive years as the holders of the Bledisloe Cup, 9 consecutive years of being top of the World Rugby rankings and back-to-back Rugby World Cup Champions…when will the All Blacks’ dominance end?!
— Hannah Collins (@HannahCollins87) 25 August 2018
Beauden Barrett kicked five conversions and scored four tries, while Liam Squire and Joe Moody crossed for the overwhelming All Blacks at Eden Park.
For Australia, Will Genia and Reece Hodge scored tries, while Bernard Foley kicked one conversion.
New Zealand added to their 38-13 win in Sydney, with the diversions additionally part of the Rugby Championship.
Like in Sydney, Australia were focused until half-time when the score was 14-7, before New Zealand pulled away after the interim.
— Rory McGimpsey (@RoryMcGimpsey) 25 August 2018
Barrett’s four tries is another All Blacks record in a match against Australia.
I know it was a throwaway line by @KVanValkenburg that NFL players coached in rugby in a year could beat @allblacks but last night serves as a reminder of what a force they are. Just too good for us. #AllBlacks #BledisloeCup https://t.co/ESdrDN1oAC
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) 25 August 2018
Also, Beauden Barrett is a freak. The pace and balance for his hat-trick try was unnervingly good. That’s a man waltzing through world-class internationals like they’re children. #AllBlacks #Wallabies #NZLvAUS #BledisloeCup
— Jack Marshall (@JackMarshall__) 25 August 2018
lol @ the wallabies, another years wait to “try” win back the #BledisloeCup & when i say “try” i mean its been 16years since you last help it. just stop trying & forfeit already haha
— Samuel Bird (@50_BIRDS) 25 August 2018
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