By the hair of their chinny-chin-chins, the New Zealand All Blacks completed the clean sweep of the Tri-Nations competition by squeaking by the Australia Wallabies 23-22.
Thanks to late second-half tries by New Zealand captain Richie McCaw and No. 8 Kieran Read, the All Blacks were able to fight back from a 14-6 halftime deficit – which had expanded to 19-6 early in the second half after Australia center Adam Ashley-Cooper was on the receiving end of a pass from scrum half Matt Genia.
This continues the Australian losing streak to their cross Tasman rivals to a record-setting ten games. While for the All Blacks, this has to give them more confidence going into their 2011 World Cup campaign.
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