Australian rugby had it’s best week against New Zealand in years. Now they have to do it all again

By any way you choose to frame it, last weekend was a good one for Australian rugby teams over New Zealand opponents.

Australian sides won three of the five games against New Zealand sides in Round 11, eclipsing in one weekend the entire haul of wins across the 25 games played in Super Rugby trans-Tasman last year. The Fijian Drua, playing their first ever Super Rugby match on Fijian soil were only three points off beating the Highlanders and making four losses for NZ in a single round.

You’d need to turn more than a few pages of the history books to find the last time that happened.

And then, the cherry on top, the Australian Women’s Sevens side claimed the gold medal in the Langford, Canada leg of the Sevens World Series, beating the Black Ferns 21-17 in the Final and wrapping up the 2022 title with one round to play.

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