Covid-19 restrictions in Auckland, which re-entered lockdown in August following a small outbreak of coronavirus circumstances, had been lifted firstly of the month to permit crowds to return to stadiums.
Eden Park was one in all only a few sports activities stadiums on this planet the host a full crowd over the weekend.
Game one final Sunday featured 31,000 followers at Wellington’s Sky Stadium as Australia held New Zealand to a shock 16-16 draw.
Tries from Aaron Smith, Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea and captain Sam Cane earned the All Blacks a complete victory, although Australia confirmed flashes of its potential within the first half as Marika Koroibete crossed for the Wallabies’ solely attempt of the match.
Games three and 4 of the Bledisloe Cup, a contest between solely New Zealand and Australia, will happen in Sydney on October 31 and Melbourne on November 7.
The All Blacks have loved significantly extra success than their trans-Tasman rivals, having held the title since 2003.