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The Wallabies were given the greatest of leg-ups, but not even a red card could help as the All Blacks made a statement in Perth on Sunday.
The All Blacks’ 38-21 victory will be remembered for so many reasons, but none of them reflect well on Australian rugby again was guilty of poor decision-making and skills.
No other Test nation has to face the All Blacks as much as the Wallabies, but Dave Rennie’s men are a mile off challenging the world’s best at the moment.
Rennie’s Wallabies at least have time before the World Cup in 2023 because that is what they need.
“We’ve had seven tests against the All Blacks,” Rennie said in his post-match press conference.
“Ultimately, I think that’s great for us.
A massive shove from the Wallabies to earn a penalty against the feed on the halfway scrum. That sets up a lineout on the 22 that is safely executed. There’s no fluency off the back but that doesn’t bother Lolesio. He exploits the stagnant ball by chipping through to Banks’ advantage and the fullback flies through, gets his toe on the ball to tap ahead, then gets his fingertips to the touchdown. Australia coming home with a wet sail.
Not Lolesio’s night of the boot though. He misses yet another kick. This one, at least, was very trick, even at the best of times.
The loss – the sixth from 12 matches under Dave Rennie since taking the reins last year – was one of the Wallabies’ worst in recent years because it showcased the terrible skills and decision-making from the current group.
Rennie, however, does not think the scoreline reflects the overall picture.
“It’s easy to look at the scoreline, isn’t it?” he said.
“We gifted a lot of points, a couple of more intercepts today, we gave a couple away the last Test.
Australia secures the lineout, set up a rolling maul, Uelese peels off with the ball and bulldozes his way over for the final score of the match. Australia has done superbly in the final 20 minutes.
The scoreline looks very ugly for Australia, but across the 80 minutes tonight – and last week’s defeat – they showed they weren’t far off in most facets. They just couldn’t match the All Blacks for attacking threat, and specifically, attacking threat from multiple options. Time and again the Wallabies built promisingly, only to lack cohesion in midfield, with the wrong option picked time and again, typified by the intercept tries. New Zealand feasts on that broken field play.
Australia matched the All Blacks for most of the first half, and had the upper hand at the start of the second, but against 14-men they failed to capitalise and New Zealand found fourth, then fifth, then sixth gear, streaking off into the distance in scintillating fashion.
Two intercept tries (three in two matches in total) hurt the Wallabies. As did a host of missed tackles when the All Blacks upped the ante.
It might be time for Rennie to change tack, adopt a more conservative approach against New Zealand, deny them time and space, control the ball in tight, and grind through 80 minutes instead of trying to beat the All Blacks at their own game.
The AB forwards get to work, picking and driving through midfield to get within 5m. Smith marshals a drive left but Lienert-Brown is held up. Back to the pick and drives infield until the try line is lickable like a line of sherbert. Smith takes over once again, waits until the moment is optimal and fires another bullet out from the ruck to the left wing where McKenzie accepts and darts in at the corner. Excellent patient, controlled attacking.
Another good lineout, but no maul this time. McDermott is alive to the opportunity off the back and hits Paisami on the burst but the All-Black defence is up to the task. There is a siege on the New Zealand line with pick and go drives left and right of the breakdown but the All Blacks somehow manage to hold out. Eventually the Wallabies send it through hands, and there’s a huge overlap on the left. Lolesio does well to draw in the tackler and time his pass to To’omua perfectly. He sends
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The All Blacks kicked a penalty before Jordie Barrett added another three points in the 76th minute to help New Zealand open up a one-point lead.
Janties booted a 77th minute drop-goal to put his side ahead before Jordie Barrett kicked a penalty with less two minutes to regain the lead.
However, New Zealand lost possession with 15 seconds to go in the match as Duane Vermeulen won a breakdown penalty before South Africa marched downfield and won a penalty that Jantjies nailed from in front.
Almost every interview Hodge does includes a question about his preferred position but at 27-years-old he is now at peace with his utility role.
Hodge missed initial selection in the squad to play England but as injuries wreak havoc, is now giving Australian rugby fans another reminder of his reliable value.
“We’ve obviously got two world class 10s in Noah (Lolesio) and James O’Connor,” he said.
Bledisloe Cup 2022 fixtures
The 2022 Bledisloe Cup will return to being a three-Test series, with the Wallabies set to host two matches as they look to wrestle the trophy back from the All Blacks.
However, at the bottom of the graphic, they also included dates for four Bledisloe Cup tests between the All Blacks and the Wallabies – on October 10 and 17, and November 1 and 8. this schedule not yet confirm .
|2022 August 07||Australia vs New Zealand||Eden Park, Auckland||TBC||TBC|
|2022 August 14||All Blacks vs Australia||Optus Stadium, Perth||5:35pm||TBC|
|2022 August 28||Wallabies vs All blacks||Sky Stadium, Wellington||TBC||TBC|
How to watch the Bledisloe Cup on TV
There’s only one free-to-air option for watching the All Blacks Rugby Game edition of the Bledisloe Cup in Australia – Channel 10.
If you find yourself away from your television during either of the games, you can always stream New Zealand Rugby games live on 10 Play, Network Ten’s online platform available on desktop and to download on both mobile platforms – iOS and Android.
“We’re learning quickly.
“We’ve got the world champions coming out for a couple of Tests, that’s going to be great for us as well.”
Without three of their best – captain Sam Whitelock, Aaron Smith and Richie Mo’unga – the All Blacks put on a show as two-time World Rugby player of the year Beauden Barrett showed his class in returning to the No.10 jersey.
Trailing 13-0 after a Barrett masterclass, the third straight Bledisloe Test appeared to swing in the Wallabies’ favour after his younger brother, Jordie Barrett, was controversially red carded in the 28th minute.
The fullback, who earlier scored the opening try of the match after some brilliance from his brother, was sent off for a studs-to-the-face kick on Marika Koroibete after he easily took a Tom Banks up-and-under.
The Wallabies hoped the match would follow a similar suit to 2019, when another Barrett – lock forward, Scott – was given his marching orders for a no-arms shot on Michael Hooper at the same Optus Stadium venue in Perth. It ended with the Wallabies racking up a record score as they won 47-26.
But that is were the similarities stopped, as the wheels fell off as Banks failed to find touch and the mistakes and inaccuracy continued to add up.
The series of blunders replicated the second half bloodbath from Bledisloe II when the Wallabies were firmly in the match but failed to take advantage of the numerical advantage and ended up on the receiving end of a record 57-22 loss.
“Look, frustrating day,” Rennie said.
“We created so many opportunities and against the All Blacks, if you don’t nail them, they’ve got the ability to go 90 metres to score.
“I think we’re creating strides in regard to our ability to create opportunities, but we’ve got to be far more clinical.”