All Blacks extend Bledisloe Cup reign


Jordie Barrett grabbed a try after the siren as the All Blacks edged Australia 39-37 in a Melbourne classic on Thursday to win the Bledisloe Cup for a 20th year in succession and move a step closer to back-to-back Rugby Championship crowns.

In a controversial finish at Docklands stadium, French referee Mathieu Raynal took the ball off Australia scrumhalf Nic White for time-wasting as he was poised to kick the ball clear from defence with Australia holding a three-point lead. Gifted possession, the All Blacks spread the ball wide to Barrett who crossed at the left corner as a crowd of 53,245 at Docklands