The All Blacks stared down the barrel of a gun in their final & decisive test with the Wallabies in Brisbane for the Bledisoe Cup & Tri-Nations trophy. In a close, hard fought game, the All Blacks ultimately triumphed with a 21 point run that the Wallabies could not answer in much of the second half, after the Australians had led 17-7 early in the second half.
The All Blacks carry away all the silverware of the Southern Hemisphere rugby championships for 2008, the Bledisoe Cup having been locked away for a fifth consecutive year. As for the Tri-Nations title, the ABs have 4 consecutive titles and have won 6 out of the last 7. Although the Springboks may be World Cup champions, there can be no doubt who is the Southern Hemisphere champ.