ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Aug 28, 2017

New Zealand snatch victory in Bledisloe Cup thriller in Dunedin

The Wallabies turned things around from their loss last weekend to rush out to a 17-0 lead, starting with a try after just 25 seconds, but the All Blacks came back multiples times in a ding-dong battle that ended with the hosts snatching it 35-29 in Dunedin.

It was a heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies, as a last-gasp Beauden Barrett try sealed off a thrilling Test match, one of the best seen in recent years.

The visitors were dramatically improved, putting huge amounts of pressure on New Zealand, who made a number of uncharacteristic errors in the first half.

By the end, both teams had scored five tries, with the lead changing hands five times.

“It’s gutting. Believe me, we came here full of confidence that we could win this game tonight and I thought we did well to put them under pressure,” said Australian skipper Michael Hooper. 

“I’m proud of the turnaround (from last week) and we took many steps in the right direction but in the end it wasn’t good enough. (The last try) was a dagger in the heart.”

Kurtley Beale dived over for what seemed like the winner on 76 minutes, before Barrett scored his second with a well worked bit of lovely hands, allowing him to streak away for the late win.

With 11 points and four places between the sides at kick-off, Bledisloe Cup holders New Zealand did not pick up any reward from a World Rugby rankings perspective, but they remain 5.07 points clear of second-placed England. Australia are in fifth.

Below are both short and extended highlights. Definitely take the time to watch the latter.

SHORT HIGHLIGHTS (4:21)

EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS (24:29)

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Jeff Wilson Blast Scott Robertson

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Steve Hansen defends Ian Foster

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    All Blacks make coaching changes



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Jero De La Fuente pulls Hamstring and uses it to score incredible try

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Waisale Serevi: The greatest sevens player ever

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    David Campese: The Aussie all time great

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 HOURS AGO

    Faf de Klerk Pushes All The Right Buttons To Wind Jonny Hill Up

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Two Of World Rugby’s Best Set To Go Head-To-Head

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Los Pumas Backrow Marcos Kremer Handed Mid-Range Ban Follow Red In Scotland Match

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Former Scottish Coach Under Fire For Controversial HIA Comments

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    England Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie Hammers Beauden Barrett With Low Shot

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Finn Russell Sets Up Worldie Try As Scotland Flex Their Muscles Against 14-Man Argentina

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Kyle Sinckler pushes insane amount on the leg press

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Harry Potter misfires comeback spell as Bath defeat Leicester

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Lions Star Jordan Hendrikse Smashes 70m Penalty Kick

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Watch Adam Hastings hit 50m+ match winning drop goal in extraordinary scenes

View All

Funnies

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Brutal Story Reveals How Tough Eddie Jones Is On His Staff

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Stuart Hogg Scares The Pants Off Duhan van der Merwe

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    One Year On From Freddie Steward's Brilliant Post Springbok Match Interview

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    World Class Sledging During Scotland vs Argentina Match Picked Up On Ref Mic

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch Joe Marler score a drop goal and a terrific try in Harlequins Vs Barbarians match

View All

Amateur

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Cipriani set to start in last Barbarians test of the year

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Finn Russell very close to joining west-country Premiership outfit

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    South Africa name side without Cheslin Kolbe and other stars ahead of England match

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Capuozzo among the winners at the World Rugby Awards

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch Joe Marler score a drop goal and a terrific try in Harlequins Vs Barbarians match

View All