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.