Rugby: EALES STUNS ALL BLACKS.
A LAST-GASP penalty by captain John Eales John Eales AM (born 27 June 1970) is a former Australian rugby union footballer and arguably the most successful captain in the history of Australian Rugby. Early Life saw world champs Australia secure a narrow 24-23 victory over New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. to retain the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Union's Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australia's Wallabies and New Zealand's All Blacks. It is named for Lord Bledisloe, the Governor-General of New Zealand who donated the trophy in 1931. If the All Blacks and Wallabies play each other in a non-Tri Nations game (e.g. and keep the Tri Nations A number of rugby football tournaments are known as the Tri Nations.
The All Blacks had looked set for victory in Wellington after Andrew Mehrtens and full-back Christian Cullen secured their places in the record books.
Mehrtens, 27, became his country's leading points scorer on 653 with two conversions and three penalties whilst Cullen's two tries took him level with Jeff Wilson's record of 39.
But Australia fought back and stole victory when Eales converted after an All Black hand was spotted in a ruck ruck 1
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The Aussie star said: "They scraped by in Sydney and we did today. It was a special game and it has been a great series for quality rugby."
Australia fought back from 23-18 down with a Mortlock penalty before Eales sealed victory.
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