Really enjoyable Test. A shame we have to wait six months for these sides to meet again— Steve Mascord (@therealsteavis) May 2, 2014
Congratulations to Johnathan Thurston, who has just been named man of the match.
End of the day, all you want to see is some heart and passion for the Jersey. I think these boys can hold their heads high after 80. #Kiwis— Wairangi Kõôpu (@Ykoopu) May 2, 2014
AUSTRALIA 30 (B Morris 2 G Bird C Cronk G Inglis tries J Thurston 5 goals) bt NEW ZEALAND 18 (J Bromwich T Harris S Moa tries S Johnson 3 goals) at Allianz Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne. Crowd: 25,429.
Gallant performance by a new-look Kiwis side but after a sluggish start, Australia's class told in the end as they equalled the record of most successive Test wins (16).
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Shaun Johnson's strengths put the Kiwis right into this game - and his flaws cost them the chance to win it.— Steve Mascord (@therealsteavis) May 2, 2014
73 min: And the Kangaroos make the visitors pay immediately with Cooper Cronk finishing a superb back line foray. Thurston raises the flags from in front, and the game is all but over. KANGAROOS 30-18
72 min: Great work by the Kangaroos, defending back-to-back sets on their line. Another disappointing kick, by Johnson, on the last takes the pressure off the Aussies.
65 min: Crowd of 25,429 - quite respectable considering the popular belief the Kiwis would be smashed.
61 min: Greg Inglis scores. Weight of possession and the class of the Kangaroos back line is beginning to take its toll on the Kiwis. Thurston makes it 4 from 4. KANGAROOS 24-18Back to top
57 min: Hiku's hands let him down again. Hasn't been the best of debuts. Danger time for the Kiwis once again.
Cant wait to get an oppurtunity to play footy again, in any form. Watching #ausvsnz giving me the itch. Only time will tell.— Blake Ferguson (@Fergyferg4) May 2, 2014
52 min: Kangaroos hit back with Brett Morris crossing for his second, thanks to a sublime cut-out ball from Slater. Thurston converts. 18-18
51 min: Very ordinary kick on the last by Isaac John. Now that was reserve-grade standard!
48 min: Kiwis looking threatening too, with Hiku chiming into the back line superbly before losing the ball in the tackle.Back to top
43 min: Kangaroos looking dangerous early on with Smith's kick for a flying Darius Boyd just a little too big. Lucky break for the Kiwis.
41 min: Cameron Smith sends the Steeden skywards to get the second half under way.
Got to love the underdog. All people want in life is a chance to show what they they have, that's why underdogs can cause upsets.— Adrian Vowles (@AdrianVowles13) May 2, 2014
Outstanding half from the #Kiwis. How about that attitude? What a difference from World Cup final..— Liam Napier (@liamnapierffx) May 2, 2014