Australia Victorious at the ANZAC Test match

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Last night’s Anzac Test match in Sydney saw Australia coming out with a sound 30 – 12 win over New Zealand.

This win makes it the 5th consecutive victory for the Kangaroos.

The Kiwis were swayed immediately in the opening minutes of the match when a Josh Dugan-try in the 11th minute gave the Aussies an early lead.

Dugan did a fly-high touchdown reception following a cross-field kick from Jonathan Thurston.

The Kiwis were still recovering from that try and failed to up their defences in the process.

The next set saw a run-away try from Blake Ferguson resulting from an intercept just inside Aussie’s 10 meter mark in the 16th minute.

In the remaining 12 minutes before break, William Chambers crossed the line with yet another try that put them on 18 points to Kiwis nil.

And just before the break buzzer went, Tyson Frizel scored for the Aussies again.

The half time score stood at 24 – nil in favor of the green-and-gold-clad team.

The Kiwis display a slight hint of attacking prowess in the second half with Simon Mannering’s and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck tries.

The Aussies would later score again, bringing the scoreline to 30 points to 12.

The last set saw a struggling Kiwi outfit trying to break Kangaroos’ defences.

Scraping 2 tries may be the consolation they needed but that was not enough for a win.

By the time the full time buzzer went, the score remained unchanged.

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

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