Injured Wallabies lock Coleman to miss Bledisloe Cup test

Dane Coles

"I'm really desperate for it, I want it", Read said.

"The gallant loser thing's not on". We should have won that game.

Certainly he was coughing up the ball in the early stages even before Beale got into the game.

All guts, no glory: Michael Hooper looks to the scoreboard with disbelief after the final whistle.

Read said the All Blacks had stayed calm and struck at the right moment.

Australia snatched late leads with tries to scrumhalf Will Genia and center Kurtley Beale but on both occasions New Zealand instantly bounced back with tries of their own. "That's the way she rolls, maybe the script was written".

Beauden Barrett crashes over for the first of his two tries.

"Categorically. He has his arm through his leg and picked him up, and it's a free pass".

"It's irrelevant if it was fair or not because that's the way it was officiated. I suppose it is just disappointing".

Folau's score set the tone for the opening 20 minutes with the All Blacks dominating possession as the visitors showed far more discipline in defense and seized on what opportunities they had to punish the home side.

Michael Cheika (Australia): "The physically of the game and all of the contact part of the game has to come down to every player in the team".

He indicated that Brodie Retallick should be have been carded (I personally disagree given the evidence but can see the argument) and gave the impression that the Wallabies didn't get a fair go before then pulling back and putting the blame on the loss squarely on the Wallabies.

He says he knows people are throwing eggs and bombs their way and that's the way it rolls.

"We dropped a few kick-offs that were really crucial".

"Super Rugby fans love watching the teams play, like our club rugby guys do when they play, I saw some glimpses of the Sydney (Shute Shield) final yesterday and the passion that was there and also for when Australia plays. At the end of the day, you've got to win from there".

Previous All Blacks sides under Hansen had a knack of overcoming big deficits and somehow winning games they should have lost. "They've always been a good side".

Simmons, 28, was dropped twice past year by Cheika, including being sent back to play in the National Rugby Championship after the Wallabies were belted in the Bledisloe opener.

It seems all the chat in the lead-up to the match about them building towards something great might not have been false hope after the shellacking they copped in Sydney. "They're risky, they're hungry, they've certainly got a point to prove".



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