All Blacks coach Graham Henry was bullish about his side's excellent performance against the Wallabies and cut a very confident figure with his eyes fixed on the World Cup.
The 30-14 victory means that the All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup for at least one more year, but it is the William Webb Ellis Cup that Henry wants to deliver to New Zealand this year.
"It's [The Bledisloe Cup] the biggest cup these guys play for apart from that little yellow one and it is important to them, so it's great to put it away from another year," he said.
"I thought the guys played bloody well and were up for it, they were physical and scored some good tries."
Although Australia put together some good phases and launched their attack from deep inside New Zealand territory, the All Blacks defence was too strong throughout the first half.
"The structure was great and they guys carried out the defensive game plan superbly," Henry said.
The coach wasn't worried about the two tries the Australia scored late in the second half.
"The game was over then," he said with a cheeky smile.
Henry was quick to point out that his side will keep their feet on the ground, because there is still more work to be done before the World Cup.
"We gave away a number of scrum penalties which was annoying, so every time we tried to put pressure on them we gave away a penalty," he said.
"We'll go back to the drawing board on a few things and we're not the finished article by any stretch of the imagination, so we've got some things to add to our game.
One of the chief decision Henry will need to make is which of the players he's used this season will miss out of World Cup selection, after any number of player have put their hands up.
However, the first name he'll write down will be that of playmaker Dan Carter, who didn't put a foot wrong in a classy showing to remind everyone why he is the best in the world.
"He [Carter] had an outstanding game didn't he?" Henry said. "I thought Ma'a Nonu had an outstanding game as well and Conrad Smith, so all three inside backs were pretty special.
"It's [Having selection headaches] great hey? When you've got numbers somebody is going to be disappointed and it will be hard for them, and hard to tell them I can assure you, but much better than not having enough."
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