Aussie thumpings: When New Zealand thrashed Australia

Jonah Lomu scores a try during the All Blacks romp of Australia in 1996.
Jonah Lomu scores a try during the All Blacks romp of Australia in 1996.

The Black Caps thrashing, whipped, crushed and embarrassed World Cup winners Australia at Eden Park last night. The Herald looks back on other moments of nig New Zealand wins over Australia.

Basketball: NZ 100, Australia 78; Wellington 2009.
Not particularly fertile ground when looking for Kiwi victories of any sort, which makes this one stand out. Mika Vukona, Kirk Penney and co. needed to win by eight to claim the Ocenaia title, and went on a third quarter rampage.

Rugby: All Blacks 43, Wallabies 6; Wellington 1996.
Australia were lucky it was wet and windy. Enter open professionalism, and a bloke named Christian Cullen. The conditions were dreadful, the All Blacks close to perfect.

Cricket: New Zealand wins by an innings and 41 runs; Brisbane 1985.
Hadlee, Hadlee, Hadlee, Hadlee, Hadlee, Hadleeeeeeeee.

Cricket: New Zealand win ODI by 10 wickets, Wellington 2007
Back in the day when Lou Vincent was still trying to win all the time. Australia's first ever loss by 10 wickets.

League: New Zealand 24, Australia 0; Leeds 2005.
The Tri-Nations final and a watershed game - the beginning of the end to Australia's long international dominance.

Sailing: oneAustralia sinks, San Diego 1995
The first America's Cup team to lose by sinking. New Zealand went on to win the challenger series and the cup itself.

Olympics: New Zealand 8 - 4.
A comprehensive victory in the gold medal count at Los Angeles.

- NZ Herald

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