Larry Dwyer (12)
I think the turning point was in the second half when we were camped in their 22 and spurned the 3 points on offer (several times) and kept going for scrum. When it's close, and there's 20+ minutes on the clock, always take the points. Who cares about winning the scrum contest. Not smart play. Was this the tactic talked about before the game, one wonders? Still, seems to be the same tactic the Wallabies employ. Just dumb.I'm guessing they've never been beaten by Ireland before or only scraped over Wales by 1 point either.
This NZ team was beatable. They ran away with it at the end but Australia couldn't land the killer punch when they needed to, despite being in the position to do so.