Wallabies vs. All Blacks: Score, Reaction from Bledisloe Cup 2016 Game 1

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Published: August 20, 2016

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New Zealand breezed to victory in the 2016 Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on Saturday as they embarrassed Australia with an emphatic 42-8 triumph.

A dominant first-half display left the All Blacks 32-3 to the good, but they never let their momentum slip and continued to put the Wallabies to the sword after the break.

Ahead of the match, it was reported that a listening device had been found at New Zealand’s Sydney hotel, via BBC News, but the All Blacks simply let their rugby do the talking from the off and made Australia look, frankly, silly.



Australia’s Bernard Foley kicked the hosts into a 3-0 lead to spring the scoreboard into life three minutes in, yet just three minutes later, New Zealand got the first try of the day.

Kieran Read found Ryan Crotty on the left flank, and he palmed off David Pocock to dot down. Beauden Barrett added the extras to settle the All Blacks’ nerves.

From then on, New Zealand were relentless. Barrett converted two penalties before showing his electric pace to cross the line himself and put his team 20-3 up.

Dominon Post’s Michael Forbes reflected on the All Blacks’ dominance.



Australia simply couldn’t contain their visitors. They were looking incredibly slow with and without the ball and seemed to be out of ideas even at such an early stage.

It was starting to get embarrassing for the Aussies, but New Zealand were far from finished with the massacre. Jerome Kaino wound back the years by charging down a Foley kick and profiting on the try line, as All Blacks reported:



With just 32 minutes on the clock, the game was well and truly over. Fans had lost their voices, their expectations and their patience in double-quick time.

Journalist Matthew Howard jested at the Australians lack of hope:



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