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All Blacks rally to beat Wallabies in Tri-Nations rugby


Winger Joe Rokocoko scored a length-of-the-field try to cap a 30-point turnaround for New Zealand in a 30-13 win over Australia in a Tri-Nations rugby test at the former Olympic stadium on Saturday.

Australia took a 13-0 lead after only 10 minutes with a try on debut to fullback Drew Mitchell, a conversion and two penalties to flyhalf Matt Giteau.

But New Zealand hit back with tries to halfback Piri Weepu, flanker Richie McCaw and with Rokocoko's spectacular late effort to score 30 unanswered points, wresting the match from Australia and reviving their series hopes after a 22-16 loss to South Africa.

Flyhalf Daniel Carter kicked two conversions and three penalties -- five goals from as many attempts -- to add 13 points to the New Zealand scoreline.

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