All Blacks end Tri-Nations unbeaten

New Zealand ended the Tri-Nations unbeaten after coming from behind to beat Australia by 23-22, in another ominous result exactly a year before the Rugby World Cup begins.

It looked as though the Wallabies had done enough, but when the All Blacks started coming back with 15 minutes to go, the Australians tired and their busy schedule over the last few weeks started to tell.

Nevertheless, the All Blacks certainly didn’t look like the all-conquering, unbeatable, mystical side that they’ve been billed as over the summer, and without Dan Carter, they looked short of ideas and direction.

Richie McCaw was also outplayed by David Pocock opposite him, and frankly, Australia probably deserved the victory.

The Rugby World Cup begins a year today. Australia and New Zealand will be the teams to beat on this evidence, although a lot can happen in a year.

One thought on “All Blacks end Tri-Nations unbeaten

  1. News of The World story just breaking: All Blacks scandal.

    Apparently the All Blacks have been letting opposition teams rack up 20 points in the first half, then coming back to humiliate them in the dying seconds….just because they can. When interviewed about the alleged scam Ritchie McCaw said that teams just don’t offer enough of a challenge, so they thought it might be more fun to see if they could give away a 20-point start and still win in 40mins.

    When asked about New Zealand’s 2011 chances, McCaw choked…on his post-match sports drink.

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