New Zealand beats Australia 29-9 to keep Bledisloe Cup

BY foxsports • August 27, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Winger Israel Dagg scored two tries as New Zealand beat Australia 29-9 in a Rugby Championship test on Saturday which also extended their 13-year hold on the Bledisloe Cup.

Dagg, who moved from fullback to wing after New Zealand's 42-8 win in last weekend's first test, scored twice in the first half as the All Blacks again made clear their overwhelming superiority over a ragged Wallabies lineup.

The win ensured New Zealand retains the Bledisoe Cup with a match remaining in the three-match series, contested annually within the four-nation Rugby Championship. The All Blacks also extended to 19 tests their winning record over Australia in New Zealand and to 42 tests their record of home wins against all nations.