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August 2 down the years
Nonu and Woodcock at the double
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New Zealand prop Tony Woodcock barges his way to the line following a set line-out play, New Zealand v Australia, Tri Nations, Eden Park, August 2 2008.
Tony Woodcock burrows over to score against Australia © Getty Images
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2008
A last-gasp Ma'a Nonu try saw New Zealand secure the bonus point that sent them to the top of the Tri-Nations table. Nonu scored twice, as did Tony Woodcock, as Australia were comprehensively beaten 39-10 in Auckland. The much-maligned All Blacks orchestrated a dramatic turnaround after the previous weekend's 34-19 loss in Sydney to clinically dismantle the Australians and end a two-match losing streak. A compelling four tries-to-one bonus-point triumph handed Robbie Deans his first defeat in his young six-Test reign and continued the Wallabies' miserable record on the road in the Tri-Nations.

1950
Karl Mullen's Lions wound up the New Zealand leg of their tour with a 14-9 victory over the New Zealand Maori in Wellington. Wales's Jones boys - Ken (try) and Lewis (conversion and two penalties) - led the scoring with Irish centre Noel Henderson getting the tourists' other try.

1930
The Lions, led in Doug Prentice's absence by his England colleague Carl Aarvold, romped to an eight-try 40-16 win against Waikato/Thames Valley/King Country Combined in Hamilton. Welsh back-row forward Ifor Jones scored a try, converted three and kicked a penalty for the tourists.

1969
The late Greg Davis led Australia in the first international of a four Test series against the Springboks. South Africa win 30-11 and go on to take the rubber 4-0.

1978
In New Zealand, the Wallabies lost their tour match at Invercargill against Southland. Brian McKechnie kicked a penalty and dropped a goal in the hosts' 10-7 success.

1997
Veteran fly-half David Knox contributed 12 points as he steered Australia to a 32-20 Tri Nations win over South Africa in Brisbane.

2003
Springbok captain Corne Krige set an unusual Test record, leaving the field three times to be substituted by a blood replacement before completing the match against Australia in Brisbane.

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