All Blacks unlock Australia's defense

Try blitz Rieko Ioane powers through the Australian defence to score out wide

Debutant winger Curtis Rona finally scored Australia's first try after 52 minutes and further tries to replacement Tevita Kuridrani and a runaway from Kurtley Beale gave the home supporters something to cheer.

By the end of 80 minutes, Australia had missed 48 tackles, which is just not good enough at worldwide level.

The Wallabies take on the All Blacks next Saturday in Dunedin.

If history is any guide, the Bledisloe Cup will remain in New Zealand hands for a 15th straight year with the Wallabies having never won a series after losing the first match at home.

ALL BLACKS FLANKER Jerome Kaino has returned home to New Zealand due to a personal matter ahead of today's Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia.

Through the gap: Sonny Bill Williams steps through a tackle by Sean McMahon on a night of leaky defences.

Hansen and captain Kieran Read were much keener to talk about the side's display in running in eight tries to take a 54-6 lead in the 48th minute.

The world champions have been enshrouded in off-the-field controversies this week, with NZR re-opening an investigation into scrumhalf Aaron Smith's tryst with a woman, who was not his partner, in a toilet at Christchurch Airport a year ago.

Liam Squire scores another five-pointer
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Coach Steve Hansen's mind, however, would have been in two places hours before kick-off after it emerged New Zealand's team manager Darren Shand told police he believed Cheika was responsible for bugging the team's hotel past year.

The popular view regarding rugby union in Australia is that the sport is in crisis.

Liam Squire had them in front 10 minutes in with the first of 12 tries on the day, but two Bernard Foley penalties kept Australia in the hunt at 7-6. "It's not often you come here and put 50 points on the Wallabies".

Australia's defensive line looked scrambled and they were unable to adapt on the run to countless questions asked by New Zealand's backs.

Playing with a devastating mix of pace and precision, the All Blacks crossed six times before the interval to end the game as a contest, Rieko Ioane and Ryan Crotty each claiming braces as Damian McKenzie justified his selection at full-back with a series of dazzling breaks.

The All Blacks made a mockery of the threadbare Australian defence with a sixth try off a training ground move and a double to centre Crotty after a scrum win deep inside the Wallabies' territory.

Attack-wise, there were things to like.

The scandals have rocked New Zealand rugby to the core, with their previously immaculate reputation in tatters with suggestions there was a culture of bad behaviour within the squad.



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