New Zealand’s captain Kieran Read (C) holds the Bledisloe Cup during the second Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia under their Rugby Championship test, at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 26 August 2017 - AFP
Wellington (Reuters): Beuaden Barrett scored a 78th-minute try to ensure the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup with a 35-29 victory over Australia in their Rugby Championship clash in Dunedin on Saturday.
The All Blacks have held the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy since 2003.
Barrett’s second try of the game came just two minutes after Wallabies centre Kurtley Beale had given his side a 29-28 lead and hope of keeping the Bledisloe Cup series alive heading into the third game in Brisbane on Oct. 21.
The Wallabies were left to rue a wayward goal-kicking performance from flyhalf Bernard Foley, who left nine points on the field with four missed shots at goal at Otago Regional Stadium.