The All Blacks may have won the Bledisloe Cup, but the Wallabies had the last laugh after claiming a 24-22 win in the fourth and final test in Brisbane on Saturday night.
A week after suffering a record defeat - and being criticised by Aussie media - the Wallabies looked like a different side as they dominated the All Blacks across the park.
But the match was overshadowed by two red cards which saw both teams play with 14 men for the majority of the contest.
This week the reaction has been far more positive as both sides turn their attention to Argentina to cap off an eventful year.
"There was more drama and spice in this final encounter than the three previous fixtures combined.
"At no stage during the week did the Wallabies make audacious statements that they could undergo a complete transformation in one week and beat the All Blacks.
"They showed the Wellington draw wasn't a fluke by fighting until the end and maintaining composure - no one more so than No.10 Reece Hodge in many clutch moments - to do what few thought they could after the team’s biggest-ever loss to the All Blacks.
"A win, a draw and two losses against the toughest side in world rugby is - if we're being honest - above a pass mark for Dave Rennie and his group."
"With the win the Wallabies bounced back from two disappointing performances against the All Blacks, last week losing by a record margin of 38 points to the New Zealanders. However, back at the Suncorp Stadium, where they have not lost since June 2016, the Wallabies put in a massively improved performance to claim a memorable victory in Brisbane.
"Even though they were playing what was an effective dead rubber, the Wallabies looked a completely different team from last weekend. Rennie's side was far more aggressive on defence, even if at times they lacked the accuracy to prevent the All Blacks from offloading.
"All Blacks coach Ian Foster, meanwhile, should be concerned over his side's lack of discipline, which along with an uncharacteristic lack of composure, ultimately cost them the test match."
"A night that had been billed as one of the biggest tests in Australia's recent history - following the disappointment of last Saturday night's 43-5 defeat in Sydney - ended with Rennie beaming on the pitch, as he celebrated his first win as Wallabies coach over the land of his birth.
"Australia's rugby-supporting public had demanded a response from the Wallabies after last weekend's performance - and boy, did they get one. Perhaps we should have expected it.
"But the chaotic nature of a game featuring a red card apiece could make any gains earned from this contest seem irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, but the restorative power of a win like that cannot be underestimated.
"It might not have been tidy, but sometimes you just have to revel in the chaos."
"The talking points may centre around two red cards but the Wallabies will disembark their Bledisloe Cup rollercoaster in the knowledge this new generation can beat the All Blacks.
"One week after that record 43-5 humiliation in Sydney, Australia chipped away at their trans-Tasman rivals in Brisbane, leading, then conceding, and eventually outlasting a team that had seven days ago consigned them to a harrowing place indeed."
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