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All Blacks too strong for Wallabies
15:45, Aug 18 2012
New Zealand kicked off the new four-nations Rugby Championship with a 27-19 victory over Australia at ANZ Stadium.
After conceding an early penalty the All Blacks piled on 18 unanswered points before a try by Nathan Sharpe trimmed the half-time deficit to 18-10.
The Wallabies twice closed to within five points on the back of Berrick Barnes penalties early in the second half, but Dan Carter answered both to restore the visitors' eight-point buffer. Barnes closed the gap again in the 76th minute but the Wallabies blew a last-ditch chance to attack and squandered a bonus point when they conceded a late scrum penalty after the siren.
Israel Dagg and Cory Jane scored New Zealand's tries, while veteran lock Sharpe was the only try-scorer for the home side.
Carter kicked six from eight for a 17-point haul, while Barnes landed a perfect five from five in front of 76,877 fans.
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