The Qantas Wallabies have suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland on sat
In wet conditions at Eden Park, the All Blacks ran in five unanswered tries to retain the silverware for another year in front of a capacity home crowd.
In a tight opening quarter, the Wallabies missed two opportunities for points when Christian Lealiifano struck the upright with his first shot at penalty goal and narrowly missed on another attempt, before Richie Mo’unga crossed from broken play to add a try to his earlier penalty strike to make it 10-0 to the home side after 30 minutes.
The home team added another try only three minutes later when Aaron Smith crossed after George Bridge split the Wallabies line, and the lead would stay at 17-0 at the break.
The second half didnt start well for the trailing Wallabies, with Sonny Bill Williams muscling over in the 46th minute to open up a 24-0 lead. Still, the men in gold stayed in the scrap only to be repeatedly denied by the staunch All Blacks defence.
A freakish effort from New Zealand winger Sevu Reece in the 67th minute put the result beyond doubt, before Bridge dotted down himself to complete the rout.
Qantas Wallabies 0 New Zealand 36 (Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Sevu Reece, George Bridge tries; Richie Mo’unga 3, Beauden Barrett cons; Richie Mo’unga pen)