Rugby Championship

By the numbers: Australia v New Zealand

2017-08-19 16:20
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Sydney - A by-the-numbers look at the Rugby Championship opener won by New Zealand 54-34 against Australia on Saturday.

54  - All Blacks' highest score against the Wallabies, eclipsing 51-20 in 2014 in Auckland

45 - Appearances off the bench by Tatafu Polota-Nau, record for Wallabies

40 - Most points in a half by All Blacks against Wallabies

34 - Most points by Wallabies against All Blacks since 2008 in Sydney

17 - Ben Smith's career tries in Rugby Championship, tied for second with Richie McCaw. Most: Bryan Habana, 21.

8 - Tries by All Blacks against Australia, tied for second-most with 1910 (Sydney) and 1913 (Wellington). Most: 9 in 1936 (Dunedin).

6 - Wins in a row by All Blacks against Australia

2 - Consecutive wins by All Blacks in Australia for first time since 2010

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