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Av ricardo rodriguez - 14 augusti 2008 09:56

New Zealand and Australia have played out a bruising encounter in Brisbane with The All Blacks eventually running out 28 - 24 winners.

The Wallabies dominated the opening quarter of the match but still found thmselves 7 - 3 behind after 25 minutes. A 25 minutes which contained 9 penalties and 22 free kicks - And no yellow card.

The rest of the first half was more of the same right up until the dying seconds when Adam Ashley-Cooper crossed for The Wallabies first try. Matt Giteau added the conversion and the Wallabies headed into the sheds 10 - 7 ahead.

Enter the second half and enter The Wallabies at their finest. Dummy runners, missed passes, hard running and James Horwill the econd row try scoring machine crossed outwide for the first try of the second half. Th Wallabies led 15 - 7, Giteau added the conversion and The Wallabies led 17 - 7.

The All Blacks are nothing but determined and Tony Woodcock ran 20 metres outwide to show just how determined they are, Carter added the conversion and the score was back to 17 - 14 in favour of The Wallabies.

The match ebbed and flowed for the next ten minutes with no one able to take control.

New Zealand took the lead through a Try to Weepu after a simle wrap around, the Kiwis were fortunate that they did not give away a penalty at the previous ruck. This did not matter as Carter added the extras and New Zealand led 21 - 17. Within 5 minutes Dan Carter crossed for a Try, he added the conversion and The All Blacks led 28 - 17.

Australia crossed for a Try with a minute to go through Ryan Cross to set up the grandstand finish, Giteau converted and with a minute to go the score was 28 - 24 to the All Blacks.

New Zealand were able to run down the clock to win both the Tri Nations and The Bledisloe cup.

info by: Rugby news  

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