• Many expected it would be business as usual for the All Blacks as they lined up against Australia
  • All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw made a welcome return to the international fold after a sabbatical
  • Matt Toomua became the first Wallaby to debut against the All Blacks since Rod Kafer in 1999
  • Ben Smith opened the scoring for the visitors...
  • ...before Aaron Cruden took centre stage from the kicking tee before adding his own try
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper attempted to break away for the Wallabies but to no avail
  • Richie McCaw marked his comeback with a try of his own as the All Blacks took command...
  • ...before a piece of individual brilliance from Will Genia wrestled the Wallabies back into contention at half-time
  • Conrad Smith raced away to score the first try of the second half...
  • ...and celebrated in style as the All Blacks started to race through the gears
  • Australia tried their best to challenge but had little grasp...
  • ...as tempers flared up as the Wallabies struggled to stay in control of the match
  • Kieran Read continued to make breaks as the All Blacks powered on
  • Michael Hooper was forced to withdraw when he took a heavy blow...
  • ...before Ben Smith slid home to seal victory and his hat-trick

Australia 29 New Zealand 47

Many expected it would be business as usual for the All Blacks as they lined up against Australia