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Aussies stop NZ's winning run

2012-10-20 14:07

Brisbane - Dan Carter missed a drop goal attempt after the final siren as the Wallabies ended the All Blacks' winning run with a fighting 18-18 try-less draw in the final Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday.

The World Cup champions were chasing their 17th consecutive victory but were denied by a spare-parts Wallaby side, missing many of their leading stars through injury.

The Australians looked on target to pull off a boilover with a 15-6 lead after 51 minutes, but the All Blacks fought back to 18-15 with nine minutes left.

But fullback Mike Harris levelled the scores minutes later to set up a gripping finale where both sides could taste victory.

Skipper Richie McCaw elected to take a scrum from a penalty deep in New Zealand territory and go after the win and after driving up-field and setting up for a chance at the winning drop goal, Carter's attempt sailed just wide of the right post to leave the scores deadlocked.

New Zealand were bidding to join the 1969 All Blacks and 1998 South African Springboks with 17 successive victories but were once again foiled by the Wallabies, who ended New Zealand's unbeaten 15-match run in a 26-24 win in Hong Kong in 2010.

Harris was on great form in the first half, kicking all his four penalty goal attempts to give the under-strength Wallabies a 12-6 half-time advantage.

The Wallabies began well when they charged down a clearing kick in the opening seconds only for the ball to elude Adam Ashley-Cooper over the dead-ball line.

Carter kicked the All Blacks to a 6-3 lead before New Zealand came the closest to scoring in the first half through winger Hosea Gear.

Israel Dagg's kick ahead was just forced dead by Harris with Gear in hot pursuit midway through the half.

The Wallabies' blindside flanker Scott Higginbotham could be in hot water after his scuffle with All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw.

Higginbotham appeared to knee McCaw in the head to trigger the skirmish before appearing to head-butt the All Blacks skipper on the ground. Both players were cautioned by referee Craig Joubert.

Joubert made good on his warning of 'next one goes' when he gave All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock a yellow card for repeated ruck infringements on the half-time siren.

Harris kicked his fourth penalty to give the Wallabies a six-point buffer at the turnaround.

Kurtley Beale further lifted the Wallabies' confidence with a prodigious penalty from just inside his own half for a 15-6 lead.

But Carter kicked his third penalty and the Wallabies lost openside flanker Michael Hooper to the sin bin after taking out All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith after he had kicked ahead.

Carter pulled New Zealand to within three points with the resulting penalty in the 56th minute.

Australia lost a lineout on their throw giving the All Blacks possession inside their quarter and they mounted successive mauls before they received a penalty for Carter to level the scores at 15-15 with 13 minutes left.

New Zealand got the big breakthrough when Adam Ashley-Cooper spilled Aaron Cruden's high kick and Nick Phibbs was in an off-side position in picking up the ball for an All Blacks penalty.

Carter kicked his sixth penalty nine minutes from time to edge New Zealand in front and in sight of victory.

But Harris levelled with his fifth penalty with five minutes left in what proved to be the final score.


AFP

Comments
  • nicloete.sa - 2012-10-20 14:11

    I never support the Aussies, but this time well done!!!! I really did not want that record broken. Well done Wallabies!!!

      jason.children - 2012-10-20 14:14

      Its probably the one and only time I will shout for the Aussies. Had to end that winning streak

      marnusmnorval - 2012-10-20 14:48

      Wasnt the aussies though. it was craig joubert.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 14:52

      @sean bagley I heard the Wallabies were on diesel before the game

      matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-20 15:17

      Found this on the rugby stats website: Consecutive top-tier Test wins •17 - New Zealand (1965-69) •17 - South Africa (1997-98) •16 - New Zealand (2011-12) •15 - South Africa (1994-96) •15 - New Zealand (2005-06) •15 - New Zealand (2009-10) •14 - England (2002-03) Say what you like about the Boks,their history or their coaches,but we'll always be there or there about when it comes to greatness in rugby union won't we.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-20 15:32

      @stephen.axtell.7 It's that dowwe.duanne,kaptein.spies,"the doctor" character whatever new name the clown chooses to go by on this forum.If he's not ripping and tearing into Stormers supporters with his off-colour comments then he does this to buy his time.His diesel and SAA comments is so stale now he has give himself the thumbs up just to get the attention that he craves.An attention seeking little brat is all he is that's all.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:39

      @sean bagley Aren't you the boytjie who reckoned people should buy diesel cars because as the petrol price goes up the diesel price goes down?? bwa ha And the brain dead writing on SAA's share price and bailout by government also from your pen sean.bagley. Certainly no brain surgeon are you Mr Diesel?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 15:46

      @aco.schalkwyk.752 , stuff the $2 million - you been proven over and over you are a liar- anycase retard I answered your question, but you still havent answered why you are so common ?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:50

      BWA HA HA stevie, you ran for the mountains, totally hit your name with a plank. Name one comment, just one that proved I don't live in Canada/earn $2mill. C'mon stevie, the blog is waiting for your answer.

      jason.children - 2012-10-20 15:59

      @Fake doctor, the blog isnt waiting for anything. Nobody likes you here. You are a sad excuse for a man. All you do is Troll and insult people. Amusing at times, sad at times. Just plain needy at times. There is not a doctor on this planet, except maybe in a mental institution that would behave the way you behave on this site.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:03

      a) I have ways of tracking people and you are not from Canada b) Many people have proven you are not from Canada on this forum. c) You are officially one of the most retarded people I have ever met. d) You lost any credibility when you copy and paste the same thing over and over. e) What level of loser must one be to keep on resorting to many fake Facebook accounts. f) You are common as common can be

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:08

      @fat jason Why don't you and your friend stevie question me and see for yourself. Fire some medical/orthopedic questions at me and see. And please don't make he same mistakes stevie and dom daantjie made. Go for it fatso

      jason.children - 2012-10-20 16:10

      I wrote a reply, they chose to delete it. so thats that. enough energy spent on you Troll

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:11

      @stevie What of that gargle proves that I don't live in Canada? What methods do you use? bwa ha ha Once again stevie, specifics please, how did these people prove I'm not from Canada?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:17

      @jason I guess everybody laughs at the rubbish you write. Good for you News24. Facts fatso: I do live in Vancouver, I earn $2mill per year, I am an orthopedic surgeon. So whether you like that or not, or more possible, HATE IT BECAUSE YOU JEALOUS makes no difference whatsoever. Those are the facts, except it my boy. On the treadmill now

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-20 16:19

      @matt.jarvis.77312477. In terms of those stats you quoted, the All Blacks have acheived consecutive top tier test wins on four occassions, the Boks twice and England once. Just proves that statistics can tell more than just one story or did you blatantly not mention this.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:32

      Ha Ha Ha, your level of stupidity amazes me sometimes. There is more than Google available to a person to work with the internet. Being the piece of scum you are, you deleted the posts or complained for them to be removed the comments where people who knew or knows people who works at the hospital you claim to work at - and said no South African works at said hospital.

      matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-20 16:38

      @lionel.schultz.1 What story is there to tell hey fudge packer?You All Blacks supporters on this forum as usual are always looking for any odd excuses to make your team look better than they really are.Those are the records and the Wallabies didn't give you a chance to re-write the history books or create a new one so just live with that and move on shall we.

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-10-20 16:45

      JEALOUSY MAKES YOU NASTY......Well done ABs. Although you did'nt win neither did you lose today. Craig Joubert was critical against you especially in the first half. Another Bryce Lawrence was born today. Good effort by the Aussies. So glad we F@#&%D UP the Boks on their stoop and they did'nt break our proud winning streak. Well Done Boys!!!!! we still proud of you.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-10-20 17:13

      Eish!!!! But these Boks supporters are all RUBBISHES. They will sooner support the ABs instead of the Aussies, and today they all support the Aussies. Shame on you..... Now I see why Malema want to screw you all, you hypocrates. SOUR GRAPES -SUURGATE!!! ALL BLACK SUPPORTER FOREVER. Still feel good about our SEX VICTORY IN SOWETO. Ha ha ha :-)

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-10-20 17:58

      shakes.tshabala... what a pathetic attempt at trolling... & pretending to be a black dude. You're not as creative as you think you are, not even close.

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-20 19:58

      good morning boks...Im sure you enjoyed that.Well done Oz.I did expect you're going to be a headache and you did exactly that. Disappointed in DC though for not finishing the job with 3 opportunities missed but thats the game. A draw we can live with perhaps even if it stuffed up the win record run.Still no record of a loss. Both teams played like the No1 & No 2 they are & it spared Deans from the threatening chop which to me is a good thing.Deans is still my favourite opposition coach :)

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-10-21 01:15

      Well done Oz, thoroughly deserved. Seems like Joubert was out there with a point to prove but AB's had many chances, accuracy wasnt there. Great defence by a 3rd string Wallabies side. Robbie Deans breathes again.

      robert.j.allam - 2012-10-21 01:45

      Yes the mighty All Blacks were taking down by a SA referee hell bent on not letting them get past that record.He missed forward passes when the Australians ran the ball, blantant obstructions ,and knock ons. It was a dismal refereeing performance ,and if that had been Bryce Laurence the Bok supporters would be baying for blood. On the positive side of things for the wallabies they showed why they are the number two side in the world, and they will be there for quite some time .Despite the injuries they played really well . Well done Wallabies , but Craig Joubert you need to retire poor performance

      rocco.dewet.3 - 2012-10-21 06:02

      If the Ozzies are crazy enough to ditch Dingo Deans the SARU should make Deans an offer he cannot refuse. Just imagine Deans coaching the Boks with Eddide Jones coaching the back line...

      jco.vanrooyen - 2012-10-21 10:14

      @NZbro and Capemaori, Thanks NZbro, I watched the game through SKYtv in BOP last night. When Read laugh in the face of some OZ players just after the start I said to my son the AB's will not win tonight, they to arrogant. Then it happened! Pride is always the downfall of teams! OZ was the best team or let me say the third OZ team was the best, lack of experience in the OZ team allows the AB's to draw the game! Well done OZ. Where is Cape.maori?

      glen.keesing - 2012-10-22 10:40

      maybe you should. you certainly would have much more to cheer about!

  • christian.denyschen - 2012-10-20 14:12

    Awesome game to watch but would have like to see the aussies go all the way at least their winning streak is over.

      matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-20 14:36

      This is one of those times where a draw feels like a win.

  • TravieGrif - 2012-10-20 14:13

    Wow. That comes as a big surprise. Well done to the Aussies. I was expecting to Kiwis to carry on winning. Just goes to show...you cannot let up for a moment at international level.

      jco.vanrooyen - 2012-10-21 10:20

      Pride was the AB's downfall!

  • skhona.luswazi - 2012-10-20 14:14

    HaHaHaHaHaHaHa they couldn't beat Aussies F Team wait for mcCaw to retire these guys won't dominate the world rugby believe it or not

      pat.cam.167 - 2012-10-20 14:28

      atleast we didnt lose to an assie f team!!

      james.milankovich - 2012-10-20 14:34

      you shouldnt be laughing. The boks couldnt beat the ABs this year

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-10-20 14:37

      pat.cam , a third string Aussie team stopped the Kiwis from getting a record that they desperately wanted. You may think that was not a loss ....many people see it as failure.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 14:39

      What is a skona anyways... sound like something you poop!

      matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-20 14:40

      james.milankovich And neither could the Wallabies so that evens things out I'd say.

      skhona.luswazi - 2012-10-20 14:41

      @James I'm only laughing cause the kiwi fake supporters here are cocky

      pat.cam.167 - 2012-10-20 14:43

      every team desperately want that record! i dont see it as a loss! wot IS a "failure" is drawing against a team ranked 8th AND losing to a third string assie team!!

      skhona.luswazi - 2012-10-20 14:54

      @Jimmy sikhona is true African name not fake like you,you need to find your own identity before its late dude

      troy.kimpton.5 - 2012-10-21 17:34

      and you are?get back to 3rd where you deserve to be skidder

  • dhirshan.gobind - 2012-10-20 14:14

    cant believe i was cheering oz, but no oz team will ever win when sa wants them to and nz are still unbeaten BUT very glad that the boks shared record was not touched today!

  • pat.cam.167 - 2012-10-20 14:15

    veryvery disappointing!!! but atleast we didnt draw against a team ranked 8th!! still unbeaten in 2012!!!! well done ALL BLACKS!!! now 4 northern hemisphere!! ALL BLACKS hav ONLY been beaten twice (2)by a northern hemiphere team in over 8 years!!!! keep that record going!!!!

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-20 14:33

      Does it really matter who you draw against? Unlucky for the streak, but this team remains an amazing one with an incredible record this year. Good luck for the Northern Hemisphere.

      pat.cam.167 - 2012-10-20 14:39

      a draw is as good as a loss (especially for the home team)!!!! no player walks off the field with there head held high with big smiles and sez im glad we drew!!!

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-20 14:50

      @pat.cam.167 Your All Blacks didn't win.And that's that.Get a life and move on.Stop trying to sound like it's no big deal for them because it is.All this talk about how they were gonna break the 17 test winning run and set a new world record by a top tier rugby union nation has now ended in Brisbane.It all came tumbling down like a ton of bricks for the All Blacks.Next please.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 14:54

      @sean bagley But neither the diesel price nor the SAA share price are winners right now

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-10-20 15:16

      Couldnt have happened to a nicer bunch of Kiwis. Start again guys.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 15:19

      @jaco.schalkwyk.752 , why are you so common and poor ?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:24

      I'm OK with CAD 2million per year. Like to google a medical question?

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-20 15:35

      @stephen.axtell.7 It's that dowwe.duanne,kaptein.spies,"the doctor" character whatever new name the clown chooses to go by on this forum.If he's not ripping and tearing into Stormers supporters with his off-colour comments then he does this to buy his time.His diesel and SAA comments is so stale now he has give himself the thumbs up just to get the attention that he craves.An attention seeking little brat is all he is that's all

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:43

      @sean bagley Aren't you the boytjie who reckoned people should buy diesel cars because as the petrol price goes up the diesel price goes down?? bwa ha And the brain dead writing on SAA's share price and bailout by government also from your pen sean.bagley. Certainly no brain surgeon are you Mr Diesel?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 15:45

      @aco.schalkwyk.752 , stuff the $2 million - you been proven over and over you are a liar- anycase retard I answered your question, but you still havent answered why you are so common ?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:51

      BWA HA HA stevie, you ran for the mountains, totally hit your name with a plank. Name one comment, just one that proved I don't live in Canada/earn $2mill. C'mon stevie, the blog is waiting for your answer.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:03

      a) I have ways of tracking people and you are not from Canada b) Many people have proven you are not from Canada on this forum. c) You are officially one of the most retarded people I have ever met. d) You lost any credibility when you copy and paste the same thing over and over. e) What level of loser must one be to keep on resorting to many fake Facebook accounts. f) You are common as common can be

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:12

      @stevie What of that gargle proves that I don't live in Canada? What methods do you use? bwa ha ha Once again stevie, specifics please, how did these people prove I'm not from Canada?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:32

      Ha Ha Ha, your level of stupidity amazes me sometimes. There is more than Google available to a person to work with the internet. Being the piece of scum you are, you deleted the posts or complained for them to be removed the comments where people who knew or knows people who works at the hospital you claim to work at - and said no South African works at said hospital.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 17:20

      Man stevie, how you can lie! Green stevie, bwa ha Shall we start the medical questions?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 17:27

      Ha Ha hilarious the retard is calling me a liar. Idiot i took screenshots of the comments to prove you are a liar.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 18:16

      Please show them stevie

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 18:42

      Dont worry I have sent them to news24 , give me your email address and I will post them to you. I have contacted the Canadian Doctors association and they will be laying charges against you for.

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 14:40

    Unlucky AB's, hell of a season so far :)

      Priesterb - 2012-10-20 15:56

      Jimmy I have mixed feelings.......... McCaw was a "marked" man and it was clear that he was targeted. I think we can expect a citing……. Joubert had a terrible first half.

  • heinrich.badenhorst.395 - 2012-10-20 14:41

    I have just witnessed one of the worst referee displays ever. Craig Joubert has out done Bryce Lawrence by a country mile. Wonder what is going to happen to him. The All Blacks should play the same card and get him kicked from every game he is suppose to blow when they are playing. How on earth did he missed the knee and head butt on McCaw. Sending of Woodcock, for what? Did Harris realy touched the ball or did Smith scored a try. He did not even think of asking the TMO. The list just went on and on. Was it just coincidence that he stopped the All Blacks from taking the record for the most consecutive wins? Just asking. Shocking! shocking! if there not consequences for him well then I don't know if rugby has a controlling body

      lloyd.orai - 2012-10-20 15:14

      The rugby is finish why not just go and drink yourself to a pulp as always.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 15:19

      funny when the shoe is on the other foot...

      ckrohne1 - 2012-10-20 15:22

      @Heinrich: CJ just made up for his poor refereeing of last year's final which the French should have won.... It was the same with BL, he stuffed the world cup game between Ireland vs Aussie,then he decided to give the game to the Aussies in the quarter final. Nobody complained in that game neither did anybody complained of the way the final was handled.

      robert.reeve.7564 - 2012-10-20 16:09

      Maybe Craig Joubert's NZ immigration application was declined so he did it for spite? Never mind - maybe Paddy O'Brien might wack him with his handbag - bad boy!

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-20 16:28

      Agree and so do Nick Mallett and Naas Botha, however despite the bad refereeing performance, the All Blacks were also very poor with once again many unforced errors been allowed to creep into their game. On the whole everything about this test match was bad and theonly highlight was the singing of the two national anthems.

      kevin.moxham.3 - 2012-10-21 09:38

      what tripe - wipe ypour mouth

  • leonard.bulle - 2012-10-20 14:41

    DC moet maar by MS kom leer skepskop. Maar na MS is hy seket die beste no 10. Aus het amper gewen met Bulls rugby!

  • vark.nek.90 - 2012-10-20 15:11

    Where is Cape.Maori today? The All Black (actually not AB but AC) club in Paarl ......... Higginbotham! Give that man a Bells!

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 15:26

      your name says it all! applaud dirty play, what an idiot!

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-10-20 18:56

      Jimmy NZ... that's super rich coming from a McCaw supporter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-10-21 22:32

      The only way for Aus and SA to counter McCaw is to try to take him out illegally. Dirty cheap shots are done and refs let them get away with it. SA cry poor me all the time about Sanzar judiciary rulings. Anyone think Greylings 2 week ban for the mongrel cheap shot on Mccaw was just? Course not, no mention of that on here, its all one way traffic.

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-10-21 22:36

      Om nom- McCaw never does those kind of cheap shots, yet players target him and officials turn a bling eye to it. Example... What happened to Rougerie for eye gauging McCaw in the final of the WC? There is actual footage of his fingers raking across Ritchies eyes, you know what happened? Not even a slap on the wrist, Higginbotham kneed McCaw in the head right in front of Joubert, and nothing was done on the field.

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-20 15:13

    Thank heavens, the Immortals are mortal after all. Richie is clearly not used to get opposition from a fair ref. Shows you, Boks are better than the AB's

      niel.walt - 2012-10-20 15:15

      Nick mallet even said the ref is leaning towards aussie side. The boks are not close to the ab's at this point.

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-10-20 15:18

      Boks are better than the Kiwis? Tell you what Fanie ...the day the Boks start to put in gutsy performances and beleive in themselves like these Aussies ...then I will agree.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:20

      @fanie Word wakker voor ek jou hard wakker klap. Die AB's is strate beter as die Bokke op die stadium. Ons moet eers van ons patetiese Stormer kaptein, Bekker, dom Duane en Liebenberg ontslae raak

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 15:25

      @jaco.schalkwyk.752 , why are you so common and poor ?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:30

      I'm good with CAD 2million per year, thanks for asking. Shall we proceed to the medical questions or are you running then again?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 15:45

      @aco.schalkwyk.752 , stuff the $2 million - you been proven over and over you are a liar- anycase retard I answered your question, but you still havent answered why you are so common ?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:52

      BWA HA HA stevie, you ran for the mountains, totally hit your name with a plank. Name one comment, just one that proved I don't live in Canada/earn $2mill. C'mon stevie, the blog is waiting for your answer.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:04

      a) I have ways of tracking people and you are not from Canada b) Many people have proven you are not from Canada on this forum. c) You are officially one of the most retarded people I have ever met. d) You lost any credibility when you copy and paste the same thing over and over. e) What level of loser must one be to keep on resorting to many fake Facebook accounts. f) You are common as common can be

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:13

      @stevie What of that gargle proves that I don't live in Canada? What methods do you use? bwa ha ha Once again stevie, specifics please, how did these people prove I'm not from Canada?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:32

      Ha Ha Ha, your level of stupidity amazes me sometimes. There is more than Google available to a person to work with the internet. Being the piece of scum you are, you deleted the posts or complained for them to be removed the comments where people who knew or knows people who works at the hospital you claim to work at - and said no South African works at said hospital.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 17:19

      bwa ha ha stevie, where was that said? Doctor got you in a corner now

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 17:30

      For the love of anything please explain how I am in a corner when I said you could ask me a question. Your stupidity amazes me with every comment.

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-10-20 15:25

    A sad day for (some) of the arrogant/cocky/obnoxious/Conceited/Egotistical/overconfident/bigheaded/supercilious all black supporters. This has always been the story of the last 100 years; between the 3 super powers in world rugby. One can never be certain about a victory, even if the opposition team is as weakened as the Aussies were today...... Well done Australia. Tuff luck Kiwitjies...

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 15:33

      Are you describing yourself there?

      ckrohne1 - 2012-10-20 15:46

      @jJimmy.NZ: Perhaps IF i were an all black supporter. Go Mighty Bokke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-10-21 12:07

      Not a sad day CKrohne, we knew a loss was coming sooner or later.The boys are still WC, RC, BC Champs, and number one IRB ranking again, AB supporters have alot to be happy about. I liked the game, as it was close for a change and Aus were unpredictable and enterprising, just a shame there wasnt any tries although this was a testiment to both sides good defence.

  • robert.reeve.7564 - 2012-10-20 15:36

    Wow! Delicious! Delightful! Aussies you played like heroes. Someone put the rats in the kiwi pen! Don't blame the ref. I always thought he was trying to impress the NZ immigration board, but try as he might he couldn't work snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. A few lessons from Walsh might have helped and now he could end up downunder! Only 16 consecutives!!

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-20 15:44

    All Blacks - All big moment CHOKERS!!!!!

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:48

      Really Fanie? You choked on meconium when you were delivered

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 15:53

      Jaco is so retarded he thinks being a chip frier at McDonalds is the same as being a doctor

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 15:57

      @stevie Sure, so shall we proceed to the medical questions stevie?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:09

      Yawn, I wont answer your question until you tell me why you are so common. You make Die Antwoord look sophisticated, intelligent and cultured

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:19

      Because I just love it stevie. Ok, are we going for the medical questions now stevie?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 16:52

      You can ask me a thousand question, it wont make you a doctor and you will still be as common as common can be.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 17:18

      Thanks for confirming you in a corner now stevie. Green stevie, bwa ha

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 17:30

      For the love of anything please explain how I am in a corner when I said you could ask me a question. Your stupidity amazes me with every comment.

  • nigel.olifaunt - 2012-10-20 15:44

    And the hapless Bokke could not do it. So, the Ausies are better than us!

      brandon.wilson.5891 - 2012-10-20 16:10

      Ja only hapless under this fool of a coach we have currently - we will probibly loose the end of year tour as well with his game plan or should I say the lack thereof. Please note that I said WE because I am a bok supporter - not a fan of HM though.

  • lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-20 15:58

    Horrible, horrible, horrible, what a shocker, has to go down as the worst All Black performance in 17 outings and by far the worst perfomance in 2012. Only two players had an above average game, Mcaw and Reid. Below average performances for the rest and very poor performances by Messim, Rotalic, Meulama and Woodcock. Still have serious doubts about the prop. Really turned out to be a dead rubber of a game after all for the AB's, but not so for the Wallabies who achieved something the Boks could not achieve against the AB's, despite having a 3rd crack at it this year.

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-10-20 16:34

      A dead rubber ? Are you smoking something? That was the best Test of the season.

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-20 16:54

      @phillip.harris.967. At least it was a dead rubber and not a used Bok rubber, who find it very hard to rise to the occassion, have very little squirt and without any real substance. The best test was the draw between Argentina and the Boks.

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-10-20 17:05

      Lionel , no Test between Aus and NZ is a dead rubber.

      glen.keesing - 2012-10-22 10:35

      The ""Chokers"" and ""poor AB's performance"" comments are interesting and quite revealing. If their performance was so bad (and it certainly was on their own standards), but yet they still remain unbeaten, does that imply that they played at the highest standard of of the next best teams , and that Aussie and Bok supporters truly hold them in such high esteem that AB'S are judged with a different and superior standard that their own teams . Or are they saying that their own teams are very poor even when playing at thier very best. The sad truth is that the AB's only have too play at a very poor standard to match or win against any other team. I guess in order to choke you must be in a position to win. and that would be why South Africa don't choke. Strangely Aussie was in a position to win and missed their opportunity, but aren't """chokers". must be that double and higher standard that everyone applies for the AB's, kicking in again. It's a massive compliment that you all have elevated them to this higher plain!

  • jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 16:23

    Stevie is running for the mountains again! BWA HA HA HA HA Bye bye oubaas se honne Next please

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 17:21

      Ha Ha, seriously are you always this retarded. Man alive, they should do experiments on you to try discover how a person can be so stupid. I said dimwit, you can ask me 1000 question and it still wont make you a doctor. Ha Ha Ha idiot

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 18:17

      Are we going medical questions now stevie. Just say "yes" or "no" please

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-20 19:03

      Are you retarded "yes" or "most definitely", simple question. If you cant read its not my fault dimwit

  • andries.oosthuizen.526 - 2012-10-20 16:25

    didn't see the game, but glad about the draw. perhaps the bokke will start to once again believe that they actually can beat the all blacks

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2012-10-20 17:04

      The Boks think this everytime they play the All Blacks and have only managed to beat the All Blacks on few occassions. Tri Nations/Rugby Championship games played between the two sides, played 38, All Blacks have won 27, Boks 11. Did you know that the Boks have only won a little over 60% of all the tests they have played since stats were first recorded and the All Blacks have won nearly 87% of all tests played.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 17:17

      But sean bagley the Wallabies were on diesel before the game

  • heinrich.badenhorst.395 - 2012-10-20 16:25

    ckhrone1 The French should not even been in the final. Joubert stuffed that one as well with Rougerie offside at the ruck and the French ending up scoring a try. McCaw eye gouged raked etc. Oh and just an after thought the Boks had enough chances to beat the Ausies in the Quarters, but with Schalk trying his infamous run from his own goal line an Smith opting for corner kicks instead of kicking for posts, they were in actual fact their own worse enemies. On a fair day I'm afraid the AB'S are by a huge margin the world's best.

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-10-20 16:49

    Thank goodness for that!Well done Wallabies.I don't support either of the two that played today in Brisbane,but a big thank you for ending these so-called "invincible" All Blacks winning and bringing them down to earth for rest of the Rugby world. At least our 17 test winning run with the All Blacks stays intact.Now the All Blacks have to start all over again.Just lovely that is.

  • matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-20 16:50

    Found this on the rugby stats website: Consecutive top-tier Test wins •17 - New Zealand (1965-69) •17 - South Africa (1997-98) •16 - New Zealand (2011-12) •15 - South Africa (1994-96) •15 - New Zealand (2005-06) •15 - New Zealand (2009-10) •14 - England (2002-03) Say what you like about the Boks,their history or their coaches,but we'll always be there or there about when it comes to greatness in rugby union won't we.

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 16:56

    After reading all the comments, one thing is blatantly clear. The average (there are many exceptions) bok fan's blatant hatred of the AB's comes down to their absolute disappointment in their own failings. Instead of insulting and mocking and crying about everything, get your own house in order and win some games! I have never belittled the boks as should no AB fan! Your own lack of worth is getting the better of you guys! By the way we didn't lose, we drew and I honestly don't care what you call me as I was starling to insult you guys back... reality check NOT Cool!

      ljmostert - 2012-10-20 17:35

      Big-cheat MacCaw very well refereed!

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 17:38

      Wow, you thought long and hard about that... If he played for you he'd be great though... So very bitter and not too bright aye!

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 18:53

      Actually Jimmy it isn't hatred. When we thumped the Aussies in our own back yard we were told by AB supporters that ANYONE could beat such an injury decimated team. And yet here we see a tryless draw and the only differnce I can see is the All Blacks being finally held accountable to the rules of rugby.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-20 19:14

      This forum hardly actually ever talks rugby, and clearly you didn't understand what I'm saying... funny how Joubert was the worst ref acxording to you guys, now he's the greatest, take the blinkers off people!

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-20 20:08

      fair comment jimmy. their comments are driven by jealousy I reckon because their teams fails them year after year after year. McCaw in a bok jersey would be rated as a legend in their eyes and craig joubert would have been insulted if the AB's won last night. Double standards or NO standards is the norm for the boks I have come to conclude. Regardless it was a good game of footy and Im happy with the result. Its still better than a loss.

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 22:47

      nzbro are you serious? It was a messy game of rugby littered with mistakes. DC was off form, missing kicks and making silly errors. MN knocked on just about everything that came his way...... can't think of anyone who had a good game. If Craig Joubert had reffed this way in the RWC final the trophy would be in France right now.

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-10-21 22:45

      Joubert must be cheating and paid off when the AB's win, but when AB's draw or lose, the ref is suddenly the best ref in the world. Clear and blatant one eyed bias, Saffas love to hate the best in the game, and it clouds objective analysis of the game. i think Joubert had a poor game for both sides, he was reactionary and officious, like he had a point to prove. Both of those yellow cards were nonsense.

  • leonard.fox.7 - 2012-10-20 17:36

    And so the All Blacks choke again! Hahaha! Got to love it!!! Lekker Australia!

      niel.walt - 2012-10-21 10:09

      It wasn't a playoff game, final or semi final, trophy already in the bag, done and dusted, win 16 in a row and draw 1, hardly qualifies as choking u fool

      leonard.fox.7 - 2012-10-21 16:15

      Ai poepies, where is the love? And don't impose you dom definition of choking on others.

  • Heinrich Badenhorst - 2012-10-20 18:06

    Well everyone is going on about the winning streak coming to an end. The All Black did not lose either so I can see a new record coming, the longest unbeaten run!

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-20 20:10

      good comment . a positive spin I never thought about.cheers heinrich

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 22:53

      Clutching at straws much?

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-10-21 04:24

      I agree thats what im hoping for also, unbeaten for 2012. Congrats to Aus though, their debutants stood up big time, huge forward defencive game. Unlucky AB's, just didnt quite click, 9 times out of ten Carter would get that droppie.

  • glen.keesing - 2012-10-20 21:43

    Great game, not in a vintage sense, but was competitive and an edge of seat watch right to the end, an experience as an All Black supporter we don't get very often. No complaints with the Ref. He did an excellent job, and allowed the game to flow at the end, where both teams had the chance to snatch a win. Aussie remain the only team to put a handbrake on the runaway train that is the AB,s .Although it halted a couple of Outstanding record runs for the AB's , the most important thing was that Rugby was the winner on the day. The Aussies had a very makeshift team and a nothing to loose attitude and the combination along with home advantage (they have an ex record at Suncorp), seemed to be enough to disrupt the AB,s. The first time in over 104 consecutive tests where the AB,s haven't scored a try, so all credit to Aussie. You guys were definitely the ""victors"" on the day, except Higginbottoms cheap shots but can't hold that against the entire team, ala Greylings brain explosion. I guess our unbeaten record since the world cup continues,and should at least continue until the next four nations/bledisloe match-ups next season. Although we have the French coming as well so you never know.

  • errol.thompson.353 - 2012-10-21 08:34

    They may not have equaled the record but they remain unbeaten after 17 tests. Now for Scotland, England and Wales.

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