Rugby Championship: New Zealand dismiss Australia to remain in contention for title | Rugby Union News

New Zealand out-scored Australia by five tries to two in a comprehensive victory at Eden Park; the All Blacks are now in pole position to take the Rugby Championship title; the Springboks will need to secure a bonus point and beat Argentina by at least 39 points to win it themselves

Last Updated: 24/09/22 10:28am

New Zealand impressed against Australia and produced a clinical performance at Eden Park

New Zealand impressed against Australia and produced a clinical performance at Eden Park

New Zealand stayed in contention to defend their Rugby Championship title with a 40-14 victory over Australia at Eden Park.

The All Blacks scored five tries to Australia’s two and took advantage of poor discipline from the Wallabies particularly in the first half.

Australia, who trailed 17-0 at half-time, played 20 of the first 40 minutes with only 13 players after Jed Holloway and David Porecki both received yellow cards.

New Zealand’s Will Jordan, captain Sam Whitelock, Codie Taylor and Samisoni Taukei’aho all crossed for tries, with a penalty try also adding to the All Blacks’ tally at Eden Park.

All four teams in the Rugby Championship went into the final round with a mathematical chance of winning the title and the final match of the competition will take place later on Sky Sports with South Africa facing Argentina.

New Zealand’s comprehensive victory means the Springboks will need to secure a bonus point and beat Argentina by at least 39 points to take the title.

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