The Australian media are grasping for any signs of light following the Wallabies' two-legged thumping at the hands of the All Blacks over the past fortnight.
"It wasn't a 34-point thrashing this time. It was only a 20-point thrashing," the Daily Telegraph said.
Here is some of the best Aussie reaction:
Scant consolation for outclassed Wallabies as All Blacks seal 14th consecutive Bledisloe Cup series win - The Daily Telegraph
"It wasn't a 34-point thrashing this time. It was only a 20-point thrashing.
That is the little consolation the Wallabies can take away from a 14th consecutive Bledisloe Cup series defeat in which they were comprehensively outgunned in every department." - Jamie Pandaram.
They weren't perfect but given the dire predictions throughout the week, the Wallabies far from embarrassed themselves.
As for the All Blacks? Their 20-point win may have looked more like a game of touch footy than a Test match, such was the pace it was played at. It was their 42nd consecutive win at home and 19th on the trot against the Wallabies in New Zealand." - Tom Decent.
The cup is billed as the symbol of trans-Tasman rivalry, but it has been all one-way traffic since 2002 when it was last held by Australia.
In two Tests this month the world champion All Blacks have scored 10 tries and conceded one."