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All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup

By Glenn Cullen 13/08/2005 11:52:03 PM Comments (0)

The Bledisloe Cup will remain in New Zealand, the Tri Nations looks out of reach and more questions will be asked about the future of Wallaby coach Eddie Jones after Australia went down to the All Blacks 30-13.

New Zealand laid on 30 unanswered points at Telstra Stadium to cut down the lacklustre Wallabies, who have now lost three Tests in a row for the first time since 1995.

After a diabolical tour to South Africa that included two Test losses and some embarrassing off field incidents, the heat will be on Jones and the Australians, who play a confident and well rested Springbok side in Perth next Saturday.

Asked whether he felt secure in his tenure through to the 2007 World Cup, Jones said it was not something he had considered.

"Obviously there is a fair bit of contention around about that - whether that is right or wrong doesn't concern me one iota," he said.

"All I am concerned about is coaching the side as well as I can for the next game and the next game after that.

"If people want to make decisions that I am not the right person then I will happily step aside but I'm just going to keep on doing my job."

Things started off well enough for the Australians, who jumped to a 13-0 lead after just 11 minutes courtesy of a brilliant solo try to starting debutant Drew Mitchell and some sharp goalkicking by Matt Giteau.

But it soon turned ugly.

A strangely lethargic Wallaby pack failed to match New Zealand at the breakdown and vital turnover after turnover gave the visitors a wealth of possession.

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