The Wallabies celebrate a 26-24 win over the All Blacks
[30 October 2010] The young Wallabies finally proved that they could beat the world number one ranked All Blacks in the DHL Hong Kong 2010 Bledisloe Cup at Hong Kong Stadium on 30 October. Witnessed by over 26,200 spectators, the young 20-year-old winger James O’Conner scored a converted try after the siren and ended the All Blacks’ winning streak.
All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw accepting the Bledisloe Cup
trophy from Jerry Hsu, President of DHL Express Great China
Area & Executive Vice President of Deuctsche Post DHL
The Wallabies win the final test match at the DHL Hong Kong
2010 Bledisloe Cup
The Wallabies started the game well with two tries by Quade Cooper and Adam Cooper, though the first conversion and another penalty kick were missed. But the All Blacks slowly picked up in the game through two converted ties to scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan and winger Cory Jane, and a penalty goal from Dan Carter. The first half was ended with the All Blacks leading 17-12.
In the second half, both teams scored tries, by All Black Ma’a Nonu and Wallaby Drew Mitchell. New Zealand led 24-19 at 62 minutes.
But with just seconds away from the end of the match, when the young James O'Connor touched down and crucially converted his try after the siren, the Wallabies finally won the final test match in Hong Kong 26-24.
Wallabies Head Coach Robbie Deans, Captain Rocky Elsom and the hero James O'Connor appeared at the post match press conference and said the victory really meant a lot to the team while All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw admitted that the team had made mistakes and felt disappointed that they did not win the final match.
The Wallabies Celebrate their win over the All Blacks.