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Watch: Beauden Barrett turns on serious afterburners in brilliant individual try

Beauden Barrett became the first New Zealand player to score four tries against Australia as the world champions retained the Bledisloe Cup in style with a 40-12 drubbing at fortress Eden Park.

Barrett was instrumental when the All Blacks ran riot in the second half to beat the Wallabies in Sydney last weekend and the two-time World Rugby Player of the Year made history with another masterclass in Auckland on Saturday.

His third of the night was something special as he dummied through the Wallaby front line before turning on the afterburners to split two cover defenders in half in a demonstration of superior speed. The brilliant individual effort was trumped by a team one in the 68th minute when Barrett finished off his fourth of the night on a long sweeping movement after dynamo Damian McKenzie ripped through the middle of the Wallabies defence.

The All Blacks retained the Bledisloe for another year as Cheika’s men are forced to go back to the drawing board in what was an improved Wallaby performance, especially at set-piece.

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Watch: Beauden Barrett turns on serious afterburners in brilliant individual try