Rugby Championship: The Bledisloe Stays With the All Blacks

by Brendan Bradford – New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup for the 11th year in succession but South Africa maintained top-spot on the table after the second round of Rugby Championship matches overnight. Despite a promising start, the Wallabies were unable to bounce back from a 17-point loss last weekend as a clinical All Blacks side punished every mistake to take a 27-16 win in windy Wellington on Saturday. The Springboks came from behind to secure an unconvincing 22-17 win over Argentina on Sunday morning to keep top spot on the table. Going out to a 6-0 lead courtesy of Christian Leali’ifano’s boot, Australia looked promising as Steven Moore went close to scoring and the All Blacks resorted to giving away penalties. Israel Folau bundled Julian Savea into touch in a
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