All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup
Updated: Nov 1
New Zealand has retained the Bledisloe Cup for an 18th straight year, inflicting a record 38 point loss on Australia in their 43-5 demolition at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
The margin for the All Blacks was the biggest in 169 Tests between the countries, the game as good as decided by half time with the score line at 26-0 thanks to four first half tries for the visitors.
Noah Lolesio did open the Wallabies' account early in the second half with a try on debut, but it was to be their only five pointer of the night in a dispiriting display under new coach Dave Rennie.
Two more late tries put the finishing touches on a dominant performance from Ian Foster's side, the result making sure the Bledisloe won't cross the Tasman for at least another year, Australia having not won a Test series between the nations since 2003.
Player-of-the-match Richie Mo'unga bagged a brilliant double and a 23-point personal haul for the All Blacks.
The two sides will meet again in Brisbane in the fourth and final Bledisloe Cup match next Saturday night.