28 Aug 2011

Wallabies win Tri-Nations

4:57 pm on 28 August 2011

Australia has won the Tri-Nations for the first time since 2001, withstanding a furious second-half revival to beat the All Blacks 25 20 in Brisbane.

Australia had dominated the first half, racing to a 20-3 lead at the break before the All Blacks produced an astonishing turnaround in the second, scoring 17 unanswered points before a Kurtley Beale try gave the Wallabies victory.

Midfielders Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith scored tries for All Blacks who lost loose forwards Kieran Read and Adam Thomson in the first half with ankle and elbow injuries respectively.