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WATCH: Highlights from Wallabies vs All Blacks First Bledisloe Cup Test

Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks (R) celebrates with Beauden Barrett (L) after scoring a try during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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19th August, 2017
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The first Bledisloe Cup Test of 2017 went about as well as you might have predicted, with the All Blacks smashing the Wallabies by 20 points at ANZ Stadium.

All the wash-up from Wallabies vs All Blacks Bledisloe 1:
» QUIGLEY: Bledisloe a damning indictment
» LORD: Rugby is an 80-minute game
» Match report: All Blacks wallop Wallabies
» What changes should Australia make for Bledisloe 2?
» Vote in our DIY Wallabies player ratings
» WATCH: Michael Cheika’s post game comments
» Re-live the match with our live blog

The final scoreline was ultimately kind to Australia however, given that New Zealand led with a scoreline of 54-6 early in the second half.

A trio of late tries for the Wallabies brought things back to a more respectable 34-54 scoreline, but it would be a mistake to say they were every really in the contest.