Forcefulness, that is the word that defines the party of the All Blacks by second date of the Bledisloe Cup. New Zealand scored in key moments, defended fiercely and neutralized the failed Wallabies attacks to get a well deserved 27-7 win at Eden Park in Auckand.
Jordie Barrett supported him, but the play was true teamwork.
As the scoreboard suggests, it was a very different story than a week ago when the teams drew 16-16 in Wellington. The homeowner was a clear dominator in all facets of the game and was able to score points at key moments to shatter the hopes of a rival who was not fine in handling the ball.
The tries by Aaron Smith, Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea and Sam Cane were the ones who decreed the victory of the All Blacks, but without a doubt the figure of the party was newcomer Caleb Clarke. Although the last game had already attracted attention when he entered from the bench, this time he wore the black shirt for the first time as a starter and tore it! A name that will surely give a lot to talk about from now on and that the more than 46 thousand people who said they were present at the Eden park they clapped standing.
The wing knocked out the Wallabies defense and Ardie Savea completed the try play.
On the side of Wallabies, Marika Koroibete marked the only conquest (after 12 phases of play) which was converted by James O’Connor.
With this result New Zealand remains undefeated at Eden Park since 1994, while Australia hasn’t won there since 1986.