All Blacks Clinch Bledisloe Thriller

New Zealand continued their dominance over Australia with a thrilling one-point win at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last night.

 

Source: Cameron Spencer/ Getty Images

Source: Cameron Spencer/ Getty Images

With a mountain of controversy surrounding the team in the lead up, the Wallabies showed plenty of guts but they ultimately fell one point short of victory.

 

After a monumentus battle, a try from All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa with just seconds left in the game brought the visitors back to within one point.

 

His good work was finished off by Colin Slade who successfully converted the try after the final siren to secure the win.

 

Earlier in the night, Adam Ashley-Cooper scored a try in his 100th Test, becoming the first player to achieve that feat in their 100th game.

 

This try gave the Wallabies a 10-point lead with just under half the game to play.

 

But true to form, the New Zealanders weren’t going to give up in a hurry as they began mounting a comeback.

 

Their task was made much tougher after Patrick Tuipulotu was sin binned for tackling Wallaby Rob Simmons in the air.

 

A try from Aaron Smith further reduced the margin and this put the Suncorp Stadium crowd on the edge of their seats.

 

Like it had done all night, the momentum swung yet again as a penalty goal from Nic White pushed the Australian’s lead out to six point with just under 10 minutes to play.

 

Just when it looked as if the Wallabies we’re going to pull of a miraculous victory, Fekitoa snuck through to score the match winning try.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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