26 Aug 2012

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup

9:34 am on 26 August 2012

The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup for a 10th straight year with a 22-0 victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park.

While the men in black only scored one try the result was never in doubt and New Zealand now have two wins from two games in the Rugby Championship.

The Wallabies started well but it lasted all of five minutes before the All Blacks took control.

The home side dominated possession and territory in the first half and although they blew several try-scoring opportunities they took a 9-0 lead into half-time on the back of three Dan Carter penalties.

Steve Hansen's men started the second spell where they left off with another Carter penalty quickly followed by a try to fullback Israel Dagg, taking the score to 19-0.

By that stage the game was over for the Wallabies and although they finally got their hands on some possession they simply couldn't breach an outstanding All Blacks defence.

The hosts butchered a try in the dying moments but it didn't matter with the final score 22-0 to the All Blacks, meaning the Bledisloe Cup stays in New Zealand for at least another year.

It was the first time in 50 years the All Blacks have kept the Wallabies scoreless in a test. The last time was at Carisbrook in 1962 when they won 3-0.