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In the 16th minute Tupou Vaa’I crossed for New Zealand’s second try, creating a 10-0 gap on the scoreboard.
Two unanswered penalties allowed Australia Schools to close the gap to 10-6 at the half time break.
The second half saw New Zealand score an opportunistic try through Etene Nanai who pounced on a loose ball to run away to score underneath the posts and give New Zealand Schools a 17-6 lead.
Australia fought and scrapped their way back into the game with Darcy Breen finishing off a brilliant team move to score in the corner and close the deficit to 17-11.
New Zealand scored three unanswered tries as the visitors started to wreck damage on a courageous Australian defence, taking an unassailable 34-11 lead.
Australia fought hard at the death to breach New Zealand’s defence again but were the clock worked against them leaving the final score at 34-11.
22 OCTOBER 2017