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Bledisloe Cup 2021 LIVE updates: Too little, too late for Wallabies as All Blacks claim opener

Thanks for joining us this evening. Am about to jump on Zoom calls with both coaches and captains. We’ll have all the latest news and analysis from the match, not to forget a match report on the mastheads as we speak. Thanks for reading and join us next week for the game. Cheers!

The All Blacks have drawn first blood at Eden Park.

The All Blacks have drawn first blood at Eden Park.Credit:Getty

At this moment, the Wallabies had a glimmer of hope to get off to a winning start in the Bledisloe Cup. Thanks to a great run from Hunter Paisami, Kellaway put Australia behind by a point. It was a great moment for the New South Welshman.

Andrew Kellaway scores his first Test try.

Andrew Kellaway scores his first Test try. Credit:Getty

Dave Rennie has a selection headache next week. He knows Jordan Petaia is a potential option at fullback and when Tom Banks spilled that high ball that hit him square in the face, Petaia’s name might have been on the No.15 jersey. But a couple of late tries and a better second half showing might keep Banks in the reckoning to stay at the back.

Where was this Wallabies team in the first 60 minutes?

They scored three tries in the final 12 minutes of the match to bring the final score all the way back to 33-25.

Jordan Uelese scored the final try of the night off the back of a rolling maul.

The All Blacks will be filthy with how they finished that match. They switched off. It was very uncharacteristic.

But they finished with the result they were after. The hoodoo continues.

The All Blacks have throttled down and that seems to have set the Wallabies free.

Tom Banks has scored another try but the margin is still too great for the home side to be concerned.

Noah Lolesio couldn’t convert. He’s now slotted just one from six shots at goal.

If his radar was on song, it would be 33-30 right now.

Instead, it’s 33-18 with just one minute to play.

Tom Banks is in but it’s too little, too late for the Wallabies.

They still trail 33-13 after Noah Lolesio missed his fourth shot at goal for the night.

NZL 33-13 after 71 minutes

This is turning into a carve up.

The score is now 33-8 after Damian McKenzie reached out and scored yet another All Blacks try.

Damian McKenzie and the All Blacks are on fire.

Damian McKenzie and the All Blacks are on fire.Credit:Getty

The Wallabies made unwanted history when they lost 43-5 at Stadium Australia last year. It was their worst ever loss against New Zealand.

If the final 15 minutes are anything like the first portion of the first half, that record is in danger.

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