Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald gave prominence to Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s complaint over his All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen’s pre-match meeting with referee Roman Poite, and allegations of foul play against prop Owen Franks during a tangle with Kane Douglas. But the main headline was to the point: “All Blacks pile more Bledisloe pain on Wallabies”. Rugby writer Tom Decent wrote the World Cup final between the two sides seemed like an eternity ago. “Last week the All Blacks cut through Australia’s defence like wet paper, but this time around Cheika’s call for his men to be more robust was answered, in patches. “They weren’t perfect but given the dire predictions throughout the week, the Wallabies far from embarrassed themselves.
“As for the All Blacks? Their 20-point win may have looked more like a game of touch footy than a test match, such was the pace it was played at. It was their 42nd consecutive win at home and 19th on the trot against the Wallabies in New Zealand.” - Rugby Heaven