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The Bledisloe Cup has now officially been taken out of the Wallabies hands this weekend, after an unlucky 43-5 defeat on the weekend.
With the Cup alive ahead of their showdown at Fortress ANZ many had been hopeful that the All Blacks would put up a bit of a fight as Australia romped to victory on home soil.
However, no one could have seen the 43-5 drubbing that game the Green and Gold’s way on Saturday night.
While the awful refereeing on the night spoiled the match that saw Australia robbed, the Wallabies were gracious in defeat.
Despite the fact they could comfortably argue that the Filipo Daugunu shouldn’t have been given ten for taking a man’s legs out from under him in the air, the Wallabies accepted the appalling refereeing and got on with the job.
Following the match, coach Dave Rennie admitted that they probably shouldn’t have grubbered or offloaded the ball away every single time they had it, and will focus on ‘execution’ for the next game.
“We’ve got a young team. They’ll learn from this,” said Rennie.
While the result was disappointing, the Wallabies now head up to Suncorp to finish the season off in style- assuming that the referee lets them play some footy that is.