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Wallabies improved but beaten in Bledisloe

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/08/2016

New Zealand have retained the Bledisloe Cup for a 14th straight year after holding off an improved Wallabies outfit with a 29-9 victory in Saturday's second Test in Wellington.

Despite a vastly better performance than last week's capitulation in Sydney, Australia never looked likely to win and could do little to stop the All Blacks once their irresistible catch-and-pass game clicked into gear.

The result brings Australia's losing streak under Michael Cheika to six matches - one short of the seven defeats in 2005 that eventually led to the sacking of Eddie Jones.

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