Record-breaking All Blacks sidestep clown affair

    Julian Savea runs in a try during New Zealand's Bledisloe Cup win against Australia.

    Story highlights

    • All Blacks set world record with 18 straight wins
    • Game followed accusations of a lack of respect
    • Attention turns to northern hemisphere rugby with autumn internationals

    (CNN)The mighty All Blacks have underlined their dominance of the game, setting a world record of 18 straight Test wins with victory over the Wallabies in the third Bledisloe Cup game of the season.

    Australia went down 37-10 at Eden Park in Auckland, prompting Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to say: "The way they play the game is outstanding."
      According to the All Blacks official website, Cheika said of their record-breaking run: "I don't think they need our comments.
      "We have to learn that you cannot turn the ball over against these chaps because they will punish you."
      His reaction follows a bad-tempered atmosphere between the fierce rivals ahead of Sat