New Zealand rout Australia 42-8

 20 Aug 2016 - 15:07

New Zealand rout Australia 42-8
Ardie Savea of New Zealand (C) is tackled by Dane Haylett-Petty of Australia (bottom) during their Bledisloe Cup rugby game in Sydney on August 20, 2016. / AFP / PETER PARKS

Sydney: World champions New Zealand thrashed Australia 42-8 in an impressive opening to the Rugby Championship in Sydney on Saturday.

The All Blacks scored six tries to one in inflicting one of their heaviest defeats on the tournament defending champions.

The Kiwis had the match well won with a 32-3 lead at halftime after overpowering the Wallabies with four tries in the first half.