Kiwis take the Tri-Nations 26-12
Daniel Carter kicked seven penalties around one try to prop Tony Woodcock as New Zealand beat Australia 26-12 to win the Tri-Nations.
Carter kicked four goals in the first half and three in the second and missed only one of eight attempts a huge improvement of the last couple of months to lift the All Blacks over a dogged aussie team.
Stirling Mortlock kicked all of Australia's points with penalties.
The victory clinched the Tri-Nations title for New Zealand for the third straight year, kept the Bledisloe Cup in New Zealand for the sixth year in a row
But cracks are starting to appear in the new zealand pack they ere great in the scrums but line outs could be improved and backline were not providing try scoring opportunities
"Through the whole Tri-Nations, the emphasis was on doing it right," the All Blacks' captain, Richie McCaw, said. "We didn't always do it right but putting a couple of trophies in the cabinet tonight is pretty satisfying."
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