Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Late Naholo double helps All Blacks beat Australia 38-13

Late Naholo double helps All Blacks beat Australia 38-13

Team-mate Sam Cane added: "It's not nice to see".

Steve Hansen warned New Zealand must be ready to land a knockout blow on Australia after flexing their muscles in a Bledisloe Cup "prizefight" at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

New Zealand scored 33 second-half points as they beat Australia 38-13 in the 2018 Rugby Championship opener.

Australia took a 6-5 lead into the break after penalties from Reece Hodge and Bernard Foley, but the All Blacks turned the screws in the second 40, romping to a 25-point victory.

"We looked after the ball a little bit better after halftime than we did in the first half", All Blacks captain Kieran Read said.

"We haven't done anything tonight other than get the right to put one hand on the (Bledisloe) Cup and we've got to go back next week, work hard and earn the right to put the other hand on it".

Australia's calamitous lineout display was at the heart of their second-half Sydney meltdown against the All Blacks, lock Adam Coleman says.

Jack Maddocks pulled one back on debut but Waisake Naholo scored a late brace to cap off a clinical first outing.

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I think he's not ready now for 90 minutes, but maybe, tomorrow, for the first 30 or the last 30 minutes he could be used. My feeling is we can be a very good team.


While Barrett had a below-par season with the Wellington Hurricanes Richie Mo'unga was in superb form for the Canterbury Crusaders as they won their ninth Super Rugby title.

He manufactured the All Blacks' third try in the 51st minute with typical enterprise.

Haylett-Petty said Pocock would make the same gesture for any player.

Haylett-Petty will nearly certainly be charged with filling the sizeable hole left by the injured Israel Folau at fullback and while that presents a fresh set of challenges in itself the facts remain the same.

Nor does the coach expect winger Rieko Ioane to back up after succumbing to a hamstring injury early in the second half.

The tackle allowed the All Blacks to switch the ball wide and then quickly downfield to give outside centre Goodhue his maiden try.

Asked if it was a case of basing his side away from distractions and in a more Wallaby-friendly zone, he said: "I didn't really think of that, like you're in New Zealand, you're going to get the same feeling everywhere".

The Wallabies are hurting after being humbled on their home turf and want redemption at the All Blacks' Eden Park fortress, prop Adam Coleman said from the team's remote island base Monday. "We've got to improve on what we brought today and go out there with the attitude that we're going to win".

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