New Zealand vs. Australia: Winners and Losers from Bledisloe Cup

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New Zealand vs. Australia: Winners and Losers from Bledisloe Cup
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New Zealand upheld their winning record over Australia at Eden Park as they retained the Bledisloe Cup for 2014.

A 51-20 win, per ESPNScrum.com, was richly deserved.

After a series of penalty exchanges, the home side even rode a yellow card to skipper Richie McCaw to race into a 23-6 lead thanks to a penalty try and a classic counter-attacking score from Julian Savea.

They were up to 44 points before a Wallaby revival added an element of respectability to the contest, but this was New Zealand showing just how deadly they are from turnover ball and how high they can raise the tempo.

Here are your winners and losers.

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