All Blacks in cruise control

The All Blacks comfortably beat the Wallabies 41-33 in Dunedin.

The All Blacks led 30-12 after 35 minutes and were always a couple of scores ahead of an Australian side that showed enterprise but were never good enough to threaten the All Blacks.

The match resembled a meaningless end of season Super Rugby game with all the focus on attack.

It made for an enjoyable spectacle but the reality was the Test lacked intensity because the Bledisloe Cup was already won.

Video match highlights

The All Blacks scored four tries to Australia’s three, one of which came from an intercept.

The All Blacks have now won 17 and drawn one from the last 20 against Australia. It was also the 30th successive win at home for the All Blacks and New Zealand’s 10th in succession this season.

All Blacks – Tries: Julian Savea, Sam Cane, Aaron Cruden, Kieran Read. Conversions: Aaron Cruden (3). Penalties: Cruden (4).
Wallabies – Tries: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Toomua, Tevita Kuridrani. Conversions: Quade Cooper (2). Penalties: Quade Cooper (4). Drop goal: Cooper.

All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Charles Piutau, 13 Ben Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Owen Franks, 19 Brodie Retallick, 20 Steven Luatua,, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Tom Taylor.

Wallabies – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.
Subs: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Dave Dennis, 21 Nic White, 22 Mike Harris, 23 Bernard Foley.