Prev Game: International Match Sat 21st Jun

prev game - New Zealand
team 1 score team 2
New Zealand 36 - 13 England

Next Game: Rugby Championship Sat 16th Aug

next game - New Zealand
team 1 score team 2
Australia 11:05 New Zealand

Steve Hansen and Robbie Deans both disappointed by draw between Australia and New Zealand

Last Updated: 20/10/12 3:10pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was left unimpressed after his side's run of 16 Test wins ended with an 18-18 draw against Australia in Brisbane.

Dan Carter, who scored all of the All Blacks points with six penalties, had a chance to win it deep into injury time but his drop-goal attempt drifted wide.

"It was probably one of the ugliest games of rugby I've seen," said Hansen.

"It was probably one of the ugliest games of rugby I've seen."
Steve Hansen

"We're really, really disappointed, too many avoidable penalties, too many avoidable mistakes.

"But to play as poorly as we did and still manage to show the character and tenacity to get the draw was pleasing. It's not the end of the world but there's enough pain and hurt in the dressing room to make sure we learn the lessons from it."

Australia coach Robbie Deans, whose injury-depleted team led 15-6 at one point, rued a missed opportunity.

"I expect the boys will be pretty disappointed because that's a game we could have won," said Deans.

"But to put ourselves in the position to win their game and to hold that All Blacks side try-less is a significant achievement."

  • Share:


Most Popular


Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

Sky Sports picks out our heroes and villains from another eventful last seven days in the world of sport.

Six of the best

Six of the best

Ahead of the Super Rugby Qualifying Finals, Sky Sports takes a look at the six teams in contention.

Mike Tindall factfile

Mike Tindall factfile

A factfile on England World Cup-winner Mike Tindall, who has announced his retirement from professional rugby.