New Zealand narrowly defeated Australia 29-28 in their Bledisloe Cup encounter in Brisbane on Saturday. An early try from Nick Phipps put the home side in the lead. Both sides exchanged possession and attempts at each other’s goals with no avail.
However the visitors opened their account in the 15th minute through Cory Jane. The Aussies were able to take the lead again when Bernard Foley split the uprights after Richie McCaw was penalised for not rolling away. In the 35th minute the Kiwis added to their score through Dane Coles who broke through the Wallaby defence to tap one down in the try area.
Ewen Mckenzie’s men hit back four minutes later through Foley as they headed into the half-time break in the lead at 15-12. In the second half the men in gold got on the board early through another Foley penalty and a try from the centurion Adam Ashley-Cooper before the New Zealanders were reduced to 14 men when Patrick Tiupoloto took out Rob Simmons in the air and was sent to the sin bin. The handling errors began to rack up for the two sides as they tried to keep going forward.
The All Blacks were finding a way through as they scored a penalty and a try to gain momentum in the game. They went on to add a further try through Malakai Fekitoa as they ran out 29-28 winners.