Game 3 of the 2020 Bledisloe Cup, Wallabies v All Blacks Game Debrief


The Wallabies did not have a great start with the discipline.

Caleb Clarke may have dropped the ball first.

But Filipo Daugunu, unfortunately, made a dangerous tackle on Clarke.

So the referee yellow carded Filipo & forced to sit down for 10 minutes.

And the All Blacks navigated through smoothly to fire off the opening TRY.

Dane Coles set up the penalty throw in & maul. Aaron Smith took over & assisted Karl Tuinkuafe with the execution.

That opening celebration did not last long when the All Blacks went to 14 men.

Jordie Barrett’s dangerous tackle on Dane Haylett-Petty received a sin bin.

The Wallabies did escape two unsuccessful tries rebuffed by the referee.

Dane Coles might have benefitted from the Richie Mo’unga cross-kick.

Then Dane lost the ball with the improper grounding on the far right.

And Wallaby No.14 Marika Koroibete pushed Caleb Clarke out of his danger zone.

The Wallabies continue to make some mistakes with the conceded penalties.

New Zealand once again patiently got the job done set by Dane Coles.

Aaron Smith, in the No.9, feeds Mo’unga with the back pass.

Mo’unga found some gaps with the pace to stamp the All Blacks 2nd TRY.

And it did not take long for the All Blacks to spot the Wallabies low link-up play.

Credit to Beauden Barrett for the small drop kick assist.

Beauden spotted great vision to call Mo’unga support before the halfway line.

Mo’unga again ran without getting caught that sealed a double touchdown.

The Wallabies unable to find support with Noah Lolesio isolated alone.

The All Blacks did a great job forcing him with his mistake. It did not take long for Dane Coles to complete a brilliant masterclass.

Dane controlled the throw-in & mail that pushed forward to seal their 4th TRY.

Half-Time: Wallabies 0-26 All Blacks

The Wallabies at least get the job done immediately.

Irae Simone found Jordan Petaia to speed through on the far right.

They got around the All Blacks gaps quick for Nic White to find his man.

And that man is the debutant No.10 Noah Lolesio with the opening execution.

But they still have defensive and discipline wise weakness.

Harry Wilson, in the No.8 shirt, did not roll away with the All Blacks penalty. Richie Mo’unga added the three points into the goalposts.

Both Rieko Ioane & Jordie Barrett completed their late tries off the poor Wallabies handling mistakes. In the end, the All Blacks proved too strong to retain the Bledisloe Cup for the 18th year.

Full-Time: Wallabies 5-43 All Blacks

The Wallabies will have to wait for year 19 in 2021 if they want the Bledisloe Cup back.

They only have one more Bledisloe Cup game left next Saturday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Then it is just the two Argentina games to wrap up their 2020 season.

The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup for the 18th straight year now.

Their next mission is to get the Tri-Nations trophy back to where they belong.

It should be an easy task when they face the next two games after next Saturday v Argentina.

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