"We were trying to get ourselves back into the game and having a few goes at the line and that really helped". "We're paying a great tribute to him on our jersey tomorrow night so the guys will certainly treasure that".
All Blacks captain Kieran Read said: "We had to dig deep".
Midway through the half the hit-back finally came when Rieko Ioane sliced through from a clever inside ball from Aaron Smith.
It was a freakish start to the Test with the kick-off delayed 10 minutes because of problems re-adjusting the lights after they were dimmed during a pre-match tribute to Meads.
Michael Cheika (Australia): "The physically of the game and all of the contact part of the game has to come down to every player in the team".
Unfortunately, it was not to be - as some lovely inside-outside ball movement from New Zealand broke open the Australian defense in the final minute, allowing Beauden Barrett to stroll over untouched for his second try of the evening. They kept the ball tight, Australian captain Michael Hooper was penalised and the 80 minutes of high intensity was ended with a tap and kick into touch.
He scored a go-ahead try in the 76th minute, only for All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett to respond two minutes later with his second try to win the game.
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"New Zealand were too good tonight and the pressure they applied both sides of halftime was fantastic".
Cheika said the Wallabies have to remind them why they love the game.
In a stunning opening it was against the run of play that the Wallabies drew first blood just 27 seconds into the match as Israel Folau swooped on an attempted cut-out pass from Damian McKenzie and took off 70 metres downfield to stun the Dunedin crowd.
Read said the All Blacks had stayed calm and struck at the right moment.
Bernard Foley's kicking. 2/5 conversions and 0/1 penalties is nowhere near acceptable. "Probably scoring that try just before halftime gave us a little bit of momentum and confidence". If they can somehow upset New Zealand's rhythm they may be able to make a competition of this.
With this victory, New Zealand secured the Bledisloe Cup trophy for the 15th consecutive year - with Game 3 at Suncorp Stadium now becoming a dead rubber. We just needed to keep things simple.
"Last week they played their first game, probably majority, in four or five weeks and it's really hard when you've got a group that have battled hard and have gone through finals football. the intensity of that allows you to play at a level".