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Tries on debut to winger Shaun Stevenson and backrower Samipeni Finau helped the All Blacks rally from 17-3 down at halftime to beat the Wallabies in the second Bledisloe Cup match.

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — Tries on debut to winger Shaun Stevenson and backrower Samipeni Finau helped the All Blacks rally from 17-3 down at halftime to beat the Wallabies 23-20 in the second Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday, their last home test before the Rugby World Cup.

The Wallabies stunned the All Blacks with two tries in the first seven minutes and had the majority of possession in the first half while the All Blacks worked off scraps. Hard running, good offloads and quick work at the breakdown also had the All Blacks on the back foot through most of the half.

Scrumhalf Tate McDermott was influential in his first match as Wallabies captain. The All Blacks were forced to make more than 100 tackles, the Wallabies barely a third as many.

But the second half belonged to the All Blacks who won the match with a Richie Mo’unga penalty in the final moments.

“We should have won that game. We did enough to win that game but we don’t have the capacity to keep doing the simple things well,” Wallabies coach Eddie Jones said.

“We started with such intent and focus in the first half and the second half we just couldn’t continue doing it. We do have a capacity issue of doing the simple things well. We are definitely focused on the right things, we just can’t do it for long enough at the moment. ”

Head coach Ian Foster made a dozen changes to his match 23 after New Zealand’s 38-7 win in the first test in Melbourne last weekend which secured the Bledisloe Cup for the 21st straight year. Stevenson was one of three players on debut and there was an obvious lack of combination and communication early among the All Blacks team.

The All Blacks were lucky to limit the Wallabies’ lead to only 14 points at halftime. They came out determined to turn things around in the second half and within four minutes Stevenson had scored his first test try.