At the other end Savea quickly replied for his 44th Test try to put the All Blacks ahead 22-10.
The Herald pointed out the Australians could have argued Scott Sio was tripped - most likely accidentally - by Aaron Cruden in the process, "but Cruden cleverly took a quick conversion to thwart any chance of the incident going to the TMO."
The Daily Telegraph also raised the TMO inconsistency in the Speight and Savea decisions and praised the Wallabies for a much improved effort.
"The Wallabies produced their best performance of the year and still lost by 27 points," Jamie Pandaram wrote.
"Such is the excellence of this All Blacks team, which now holds the world record for most successive Test wins be bringing up their 18th in a row with the 37-10 win in Auckland.
"Australia remain winless against New Zealand at Eden Park since 1986, and while the scoreline suggests there is a four-try difference between the sides it was a far more hard-fought encounter."