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Herald on Sunday - - SPORT - By Pa­trick McKendry

RUN­NING ME­TRES The All Blacks, in dan­ger of los­ing this test in the first half like the Wal­la­bies did in Syd­ney last week­end, had their pack and a re­mark­able late try from Beau­den Bar­rett to thank for get­ting them out of trou­ble.

And they were in se­ri­ous trou­ble. At 17-0 down in as many min­utes and then one point down with two min­utes re­main­ing, they were star­ing down the bar­rel of what would have been a huge up­set.

Bar­rett’s try, which sealed it 35-29, was down to clever pass­ing, cool­ness un­der pres­sure and his in­cred­i­ble pace off the mark. The third el­e­ment has never been in doubt — the first two were for the ma­jor­ity of the match.

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