20 Sep 2009

All Blacks sweep to win over Australia

4:33 am on 20 September 2009

The All Blacks swept to an impressive 33-6 win over Australia in the final Tri Nations rugby Test of the season at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

Three penalties by Daniel Carter and a converted Cory Jane try gave the All Blacks a 16-6 lead at halftime, and two late tries, by Ma'a Nonu and Joe Rokocoko, clinched a win that always looked to be in the home team's grasp.

With this win, New Zealand retains the Bledisloe Cup. It was the sixth successive loss for Australia against New Zealand and left Robbie Deans's side with the wooden spoon after South Africa clinched the Tri-Nations title last week.