Beauden Barrett New Zealand get revenge on Australia with thumping whitewash to retain Bledisloe Cup

Beauden Barrett New Zealand get revenge on Australia with thumping whitewash to retain Bledisloe Cup

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Beauden Barrett New Zealand's Richie Mounga scores a try during the Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Australia in Auckland on August 17, 2019. (Photo by Greg Bowker / AFP)GREG BOWKER/AFP/Getty Images
New Zealand’s Richie Mounga scores a try during the Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Australia in Auckland on August 17, 2019. (Photo by Greg Bowker / AFP)GREG BOWKER/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand bounced back from their record Test defeat to thrash Australia 36-0 in Auckland.

Australia had beaten New Zealand 47-26 in Perth seven days earlier, the heaviest defeat in the All Blacks’ 583-Test history.

But it was a different story at Eden Park as outside-half Richie Mo’unga scored 14 points and New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup.

Mo’unga was among the All Blacks’ five try-scorers but, with the World Cup opener against South Africa just five weeks away, provided cause for concern when he suffered a heavy tackle from Lukhan Salakaia-Loto and left the action nursing his right shoulder.

Mo’unga had opened the scoring with a fourth-minute penalty before opposite number Christian

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