Brodie Retallick All Blacks v Wallabies player ratings: Who stood up and who flagged in Bledisloe Cup decider

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Brodie Retallick Anton Lienert-Brown and the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup with a comprehensive performance in Auckland.

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Anton Lienert-Brown and the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup with a comprehensive performance in Auckland.

OPINION:The All Blacks ensured the Bledisloe Cup isn’t going anywhere for at least another year after flogging the Wallabies 36-0 at Eden Park.

Who stood up and who didn’t take their chance ahead of Steve Hansen naming his squad for the World Cup next month? 

Here’s Stuff’s player ratings. 

Beauden Barrett: Another sound performance at the back, which included him barely missing a 40m drop goal. Sparked the counter-attack which led to Aaron Smith scoring.7

Sevu Reece: His second half try – when he superbly kicked and chased – is precisely why the All Blacks had to pick him in the first place. Now, we wait and see if Steve Hansen starts him there against South Africa in Japan next month.8

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Anton Lienert-Brown: Second-five or centre. It doesn’t matter where he plays, he’s a threat. Finished with 82 metres on 14 carries.7

Sonny Bill Williams: Finished off an excellent try in a solid return to the black jersey. Defence was on point against dangerous Wallabies midfielder Samu Kerevi.7

George Bridge: Name a wing with a better work-rate than this man. Combined with Beauden Barrett to dice the

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