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With the Bledisloe Tests both poles apart, what did we really learn?

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19th August, 2019
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This year’s two Bledisloe Cup Tests could not have told more different stories.

The first Test saw Australia erase years of heartbreak and misery with a supposedly era-starting 49-27 victory in Perth.

The second Test saw New Zealand restore order in emphatic fashion after annihilating the Wallabies 36-0 at fortress Eden Park.

It’s tempting to look at the most recent Test and declare the All Blacks supreme and Wallabies hapless, but is that really the whole story of the last few months of rugby?

We invited Roar rugby expert Geoff Parkes on the Game of Codes podcast to decipher what has to be one of the hardest to analyse Bledisloe Cup series in recent years.

Listen to the discussion:

With just one month until the start of the Rugby World Cup in 2019, that was the last opportunity for both sides to warm up ahead of the big event.

As dominant as their second Bledisloe performance was, should question marks still linger overNew Zealand following their subpar Rugby Championship performance?

Was Australia’s hard work over the last few months undone in Auckland?

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