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Aussies outclass Kiwis

By Brent Read 25/07/2003 10:40:21 PM Comments (0)

Australia was outstanding, New Zealand outclassed and the July Test rendered outdated at Aussie Stadium tonight.

Chris Anderson's side humiliated the Kiwis with a nine try romp on their way to a 48-6 win, a victory which almost certainly signalled the death of the one-off July Test and confirmed Australia's status as world champions.

"It gets better and better," a delighted Anderson said.

"It's a side that performed incredibly well tonight without Darren Lockyer, who's one of the best players in the world.

"It's a quality side in any code of football.

"We played some incredible football. I think any side would struggle to stay with us when we throw the ball around like we did tonight."

The Kiwis did manage to keep Australia in check for 15 minutes.

But the remaining 65 were a cakewalk for the home side, even without second rower Gorden Tallis, who limped off the field early in the first half with a medial strain to his right knee.

Matt Sing, Brent Tate and Jamie Lyon finished with doubles and international rugby league with another black eye, to match the one it picked up almost a year ago when Australia thrashed Great Britain 64-10 in the corresponding July Test.

That result was a warning for the Kiwis.

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